We had the Comfort Update applied two or three weeks or so ago, and it seems appropriate to pass on some observations, a couple of which I've not seen mentioned elsewhere:
- The first is what I'd describe as the "ineffable blissfulness of bonglessness". 😎 It is simply delightful. The car now only issues sensibly toned warnings of things that I, as a driver, genuinely need to know. I wasn't as irritated as some, but it was beginning to wear thin even to me, especially once I started using MG Pilot. I was beginning to think that what had happened was that a piece of test software had been left in the build, so that the car was issuing audio and text messages when various events were detected. The car needed to be detecting them for proper operation, but the driver didn't need to know. Much, much improved.
- The detection and warning of conditional speed limits remains a largely useless function. It is slightly improved, but I can't do anything with the information. I have no way to tell what conditionality the car detected, and so can't judge if it was correct or modify my driving appropriately.
- I now have the OAT, & permanent GOM display. I haven't looked for the adaptive Main Beam function.
- Audio level on switch off is now respected, although, irritatingly the "Mute" condition isn't. No idea why. Ah well, you can't have everything.
- Something has happened to Android Auto. On reconnecting after the upgrade, the Google Maps and Menu icons on the menu bar are now on the driver's not passenger's side. No idea if anything else has happened.
- A small text message has appeared on the HVAC screen telling me that I have a "PM2.5 filter". I don't think that was there before. Jolly good, but why?
- There seems to have been no change to the satnav at all. Same problem still, discussed on another thread.)
- I think something has happened to the Auto Hold brake function. (The button with an orange tell tale that puts the brake on when you stop, releases it automatically when you start to move and lights a green warning on the dash.) Previously that was quite harsh in operation, and occasionally released "spontaneously" - i.e. when I didn't believe I had operated brake or accelerator pedals. This seems to have been fixed. It is much smoother now and I haven't had a surprise release.
- Something has definitely happened to the GOM. On both occasions that we have fully charged since the upgrade, the GOM has reported Range to Empty as 216 miles (Eco mode selected, HVAC off). The highest we'd seen before was 183 miles. (It wasn't specially warm on the days concerned, so I don't think it's temperature related.) However, operating the HVAC is having a greater effect. It was regularly deducting 10% from Range to Empty when switched on, but it seems more like 15% now, although I haven't had a chance to do detailed comparisons. We haven't had a particularly suitable set of runs to check GOM accuracy since the upgrade, although what we are seeing is consistent with the reported numbers. Previously it was pretty good. I have never before seen >200 miles on the GOM, even when the car was brand new. Have MG perhaps released some previously hidden battery capacity for use?