In Reply to: you know what would be cool? posted by dk on April 17, 1999 at 15:27:22:
...I don't see it happening in the near future. There'd probably be too much of a fear among the white-coated Bimmer lab rats that every new car owner deemed themselves an automotive engineer. Meaning that if they simply plugged their laptop in, they could change around enough of the specs to get themselves in trouble, simply because they probably aren't as shmaht as they think they are.
On the other hand? Great idea. Maybe even just a stereo-face sized console on the mid-dash that allowed you to make a few slight alterations to the car, electronically. Y'know, like dropping the suspension by 1/2" (when everything goes hydraulic, anyway... haha), conforming the seats to be more sport or luxury... that kind of thing.
It'll happen, but it's a way away for the time being.