It's Time to Take Car Software to the Shop

Tesla Model S Interior Courtesy Tesla

Over the past few months I’ve been conducting some semiformal “research” on the automotive sector by talking to salespeople hawking very expensive luxury cars, as well as a few somewhat depressing midpriced sedans. Their selling points included buttery leather, better gas mileage, and Dukes of Hazzard-style sealed doors. (OK, no one actually offered the doors.) But I’m more interested in trying to figure out how future-proof these new car models would be. A normal, logical person would probably be thinking mainly about tire wear, gas mileage, and overall reliability. My only concern is the software that runs inside.

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