Lots of information but I disagree with this statement, I am no programmer but this would just be plain impractical bordering on idiotic to require constant logging to get something as critical as this to function properly. If this turns out to be as suggested what will happen when you logging device (laptop or computer) battery dies during a WOT pull?
It seems you don't realize it but now you're asking exactly the question I originally asked when you responded.
I'm interested to know exactly what they are doing so that we know what is needed and what/how things will work.
Just because something has trade offs doesn't mean someone won't do it. They COULD do it that way, and one of the trade offs is exactly what you just mentioned, and why I was asking about it. For them it would cost way less to develop, and sometimes being first to market is more important than the other aspects of the design.
Apple is classic for doing this kind of stuff. They make a choice on how something should be done because they think they know better than the user, then tell the user "you WILL like this!" and I'm sitting here going (with you) "why in the hell would you do that?!"
I was never advocating that they do it the MHD driven way, just exploring the out comes and trade offs of IF they do it that way. Separating ones self from an idea when exploring it is KEY to design, else you entrap your self in being attached to something for a non logical reason (i.e. it's YOUR idea), even though maybe it wasn't such a good idea.
So the question was to try to figure out HOW they are going to do it. There are hints that it's DME based all around for the B58, but given the MSD80/81 does not support CAN bus integration yet, we don't know how they will do it. Hopefully they will do it similarly to what appears to be how they did it for the B58 DME's.
So while it's WAY more development work, and makes them much later to market, I agree with you that I hope they DON'T do it the MHD driven way.