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How Could Software-Defined Vehicles Go Wrong?

Carmakers are already wrestling with myriad software problems. Can Software-Defined Vehicles help?
How Could Software-Defined Vehicles Go Wrong?

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By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake:
The first order of business
in discussing Software-Defined Vehicle is to define it, clearly. What is it? More important, what do carmakers plan to do with SDVs? Too many marketers are abusing the terminology to push their own self-serving agenda.

General Motors last week announced resumption of sales of its Chevrolet Blazer EV, whose software quality issues forced suspension of deliveries in December.

When a carmaker like GM says its fixes are now delivered by software updates, the message to the general public is “Don’t worry. This is no big deal.”

However, GM’s Blazer EV stop-sale was a huge deal.

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