• @joekar1990
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    202 months ago

    I agree I mean how many times in the past couple of years have large sites or services gone down because an update was pushed through. Most recently I can think of teams going down earlier this year.

    Should be protocols put into place for cars that need to be followed for a software update.

    • @abhibeckert
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      2 months ago

      Should be protocols put into place for cars that need to be followed for a software update.

      Protocols are in place. We can argue over wether or not those are good enough, but the car industry is incredibly heavily regulated.

      Those protocols include certain systems being designated as “critical” and significantly more testing is required to change them. Some changes can only be made after an entire year of testing by a third party auditor including crash tests, emissions tests, etc.

      Updating the map to inform the driver that a police officer is standing around the next corner with a radar gun? That can be done OTA with zero testing (and yes, my car does that). That’s not a critical system, it’s an important safety feature. If the car ahead of me is going to slam on the brakes the moment they see the officer… I want to know it’s likely to happen ahead of time - might even slow down myself. ;-)