A Closer Look at Vehicle Software Suppliers
A string of recent events has helped to focus a strong—and none too favorable—light on the growing amount of software embedded in the cars we drive: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak made headlines last month complaining that his Prius had a "scary" software glitch. Not long afterward, Toyota recalled its 2010 Prius and Lexus HS 250h hybrids for a software update related to the antilock brake system. On top of that, documents have emerged in the last couple weeks showing that federal regulators asked the automaker back in 2007 to install software to prevent sudden acceleration in its vehicles—an action Toyota didn't take until this year.
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