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      09-18-2017, 01:42 PM   #23
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stvding, In a sense, you are doing better than I am. You are at least GETTING updates. Interesting that your region is showing up since canadian33 said that Canada is a single region and would normally not show up (???).

How do you get to that "Version" screen in your pic?

My "Navigation/Settings/Position and software version/Software Version" screen is different so you seem to be on a different menu page (pic attached). Can't find that one on my system.

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You are correct in that the described situation of region not showing is only with ID5 and ID6 vehicles. It was actually a change that was implemented as 99% of people don't take the time, or want to have to select the region. This is why during the first 45 days the vehicle automatically looks at the GPS location and maps this to a region.

In ID4 vehicles the region is still visible and selectable via the iDrive system.
Any idea why I still have 2016 map? Version in the picture attached in previous reply. Thanks
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      09-18-2017, 03:31 PM   #24
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Any idea why I still have 2016 map? Version in the picture attached in previous reply. Thanks
Everything is set up correctly for your vehicle in the back end and systems side. So it is just a matter of your vehicle being in the queue for when the update is pushed to it and the vehicle being able to receive the update.

We are also working with the US and Germany to increase the bandwidth of the network for the OTA map updates, as the US is having to same issue and complaints.
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      02-26-2018, 10:40 PM   #25
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Hi Canadian33,

OTA map update will be pushed for 2014 X3 (NBT) also. I still have 2013 map version.
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Hi Canadian33,

OTA map update will be pushed for 2014 X3 (NBT) also. I still have 2013 map version.
OTA Map updates require the NBT Evo head unit. Unfortunately your vehicle does not have the necessary hardware requirements for OTA.
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Hi Canadian33,

I have a 2016 f30 with NBT EVO and just finally got an OTA update this week, but it was to a 2017-2 map version which sounds like it's a year old by this point. Do u know if this is the latest update available for canada or if the queue is like a year long? Any info would be appreciated.

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      03-14-2018, 09:52 PM   #28
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I have the same situation with mine MY2016 F30. I have watched the status bar from 96% until update completed. Nav system restarted. Map version shows as 2017-2.
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      03-14-2018, 11:33 PM   #29
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I have the same situation with mine MY2016 F30. I have watched the status bar from 96% until update completed. Nav system restarted. Map version shows as 2017-2.
Same here.
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Hey, thanks for posting the picture and additional information.

A little background about the regions.....Canada is one region. This is very different from the US, where it is broken up into multiple regions. This is why selection of the region manually is redundant as the vehicle automatically determines that it is located in Canada and assign that as the region.

Now in terms of the OTA map update. When there is a new map released the update is pushed out over the air. In the background, vehicles in Canada region are queued to receive the map update. The update is attempted until successfully downloaded and installed.

If you want to provide me with the last 7 of your VIN, I can look into your case further.

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There maybe some confusion ref what update means. After 4 years asking and looking into it, our iDrive gets some updates, but never the map version. That process usually costs hundreds of $ at BMW, or 50$ DIY, with engine running, battery charging, and takes quite a bit of time to upload th installer. All other updates I received changed the Navigation interface a bit, but not the actual map version (e.g. show up a new neighbourhood).

BMW geniuses are a hit and miss, but on average they are consistent on this item: navigation tweaks are not the same as map version update... fo that I went on kijiji.
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No map update but I got a "changes to navigation...restart required" or something to that effect. Restarted it and I think an icon changed but no map update (still on 2017-1, on a 2018 Gran Coupe). BMW really needs to upgrade their backend where it can process updates especially if they are charging for it. For a 2018 model, there should be no reason for the map to be significantly outdated.
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There maybe some confusion ref what update means. After 4 years asking and looking into it, our iDrive gets some updates, but never the map version. That process usually costs hundreds of $ at BMW, or 50$ DIY, with engine running, battery charging, and takes quite a bit of time to upload th installer. All other updates I received changed the Navigation interface a bit, but not the actual map version (e.g. show up a new neighbourhood).

BMW geniuses are a hit and miss, but on average they are consistent on this item: navigation tweaks are not the same as map version update... fo that I went on kijiji.
My 2016 340i came with pre-loaded 2015 maps. Since then the car received two OTA map updates, last one being 2017-2. These are not just iDrive updates as you've stated. It most definitely included new maps since new streets in my subdivision started to show up after the update. Having said that, not all cars are equipped to receive OTA map updates. That will depend on model year of the car, iDrive version and iDrive subscription options.
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      03-26-2018, 01:43 PM   #33
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There maybe some confusion ref what update means. After 4 years asking and looking into it, our iDrive gets some updates, but never the map version. That process usually costs hundreds of $ at BMW, or 50$ DIY, with engine running, battery charging, and takes quite a bit of time to upload th installer. All other updates I received changed the Navigation interface a bit, but not the actual map version (e.g. show up a new neighbourhood).

BMW geniuses are a hit and miss, but on average they are consistent on this item: navigation tweaks are not the same as map version update... fo that I went on kijiji.
I can tell you that vehicles with the ATM TCU, and NBT Evo headunit since 11/14 production have been eligible for OTA Map updates. This means that a vehicle can receive up to 4 navigation updates per year for 3 years.

The base map will remain the same, but the car will get delta updates. For example, if your car came with 2016-2 map, and it has received OTA updates. Your map would have the same information as a vehicle that came with say 2017-2.

You can update the base map to the latest version, but this would generally be done at the retailer since the map is roughly 30GB in size.

Hope that clarifies OTA Map updates.
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