Pay to Play: BMW locks certain digital functions behind paywall

Seoul, South Korea — Taking a cue from the airline industry and mobile gaming, BMW is pushing paid subscriptions as the only way customers access certain services. According to BMW South Korea’s website, several functions on consumer BMWs have been rebranded as the “connected booster package,” locking off certain digital functions behind a subscription-based paywall. […]

Under Lock and Key: Regina Police warn local auto businesses of increased theft

Regina, Saskatchewan — Last week, the Regina Police Service said it had witnessed an increase in a specific type of business-related auto theft, targeting businesses like auto repair shops and dealerships that use drop-boxes for customers’ vehicle keys. Since August 2021, five separate collision repair centres have reported their drop boxes and the keys inside […]