Okay, then use smartphones and Skype/Facetime and literally watch them implement the firmware update.
Unless they are employing an army of 500 auditors, this in-person verification is too cumbersome and would take way too long.
It would have made sense if they had held all the cars at the L.A. port and did in person audits on all of them in one spot - would have taken couple of days. But instead they shipped them out to dealerships across North America and now want to do in-person audits? Totally a$$-backwards.
Back in June when I ordered the car, I was told it would arrive around the second week of August.
When it showed up a month early, I was told that Nissan had run out of room at the port in Japan and had no choice but to send out a ship load.
I assume that the port in Vancouver had no room to store the cars (or refused to do so), and that's why the cars arrived at the dealer.
I'm also assuming that if my car had been kept at the port in Vancouver, the SW update would be done at the port, on, or close to, August 5th, and then shipped to the dealer.
My guess is that because the install can't be done at the port by Infinti, someone has to go around to all the dealers to verify the update has been performed before Infiniti will allow sale completions.
As mentioned in my original post, I am getting the info about the required audit from a close friend who's been a Nissan and Infiniti dealer for many years. As such, he communicates with Nissan and Infiniti directly, and I trust that what's he's telling me is accurate and correct.
I'm hoping he's wrong, but I don't think I'm going to get that lucky.
When we get closer to the update install date, I will ask my friend if I can stop by and watch the update get installed on my car. If I can, I will record a video of the process and post it.