The iHelm is based on AI and that means that it will improve over time. The more the iHelm is run, the more data is gathered and the more accurate it will become.
The iHelm will never be outdated.
Even if you as a captain or business owner know the route and when to adjust the speed, the external factors will still vary. Wind and the current can shift and change, and the iHelm takes that into consideration. Factors such as a shift in captain or a change in the cargo will also affect fuel consumption and the optimal way to operate the vessel.