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As software gains ground and controls additional features in vehicles, such as self-driving capabilities or integrating with services like Spotify, cars will require regular updates. (Photo: iStock)

(Bloomberg) — You hate them on your phone and dread them on your computer — now, those pesky software updates are coming to your car.

Carmakers led by Tesla Motors Inc. are pushing over-the-air Wi-Fi and 3G or 4G wireless downloads to add functions such as self-parking and to upgrade performances of their vehicles. It’s prompting suppliers like NXP Semiconductors NV, Ericsson AB and Gemalto NV to celebrate as car builders fight to keep hackers out.

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