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Old 11-19-2007, 02:45 PM
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I-drive knob resistance at end of menu-option

Yes, I finally got my X5, after waiting for a year (won't bother you with that..)

My question is about the I-drive knob and how it operates.
In all demo's I have been in (also non-X5) the I-drive knob had this perfect way of telling you that you are at the end of a menu-option, by giving you almost physical resistance.
This is of course programmed somehow, but it works quite well and is intuative.

I was extermely surprised to find out that in my E70, this "feature" was not there. It's either broken on my X5, or it has been changed with the
latest V27 software...

Does anyone have a clue?
Can anyone with V27 and above confirm that they still have the I-Drive knob featuring the phisical resistance?
It would then mean that mine is broken somehow.

Any feedback appreciated.
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:07 PM
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I think the feedback was disabled with the latest software updates (true for many other BMWs I think). But I may be wrong.........
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Yes, I guess we can call the feature "feedback", maybe even "Force Feedback" like we know it from joysticks.
I'd really like to know if others have found it to be gone from the latest software updates and whether they see it as improvement.
I always thought this was kinda supercool and can't think of a reason why BMW would remove this.
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would be stupid if they removed it.... it is one of the better features of the system. PUT IT BACK.
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I agree, hoping that someone with > V27 software can confirm that it still works, then I can take my car in to have it fixed :-)
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:09 PM
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I was playing early today with one in the dealer's showroom - it has the force feedback... Dont know what software ver it had, but it was not the latest car on the floor neither...

I sorta liked this feature... Too bad if it is disabled on my X5 when it is delivered.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:48 PM
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My 2008 has no "feedback" type limit at the end of the menus.
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i wonder if people were forcing it to turn beyond the resistance point and somehow breaking it?? and so maybe because of these folks they have disabled the feature???? i hope not....
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i wonder if people were forcing it to turn beyond the resistance point and somehow breaking it?? and so maybe because of these folks they have disabled the feature???? i hope not....
I picked up my '08 a week ago and do not have this feature
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