Your New Car—Don’t Even Bother Opening the Hood
You can kick a tire if you like and refill the windshield-washer fluid, but that’s actually about it. Electric or fossil-fueled, there is also the risk of being hacked.
Hacked? Someone could hack my car? Surely you’re not serious.
Yep, ‘fraid so. (Confession) I drive a 28-year-old Subaru with 168,000 miles on the clock and my mechanic loves it. It’s one of the few cars he can actually work on and he has it running like a fine watch. I love cars and love to drive, so I’d been hankering for a used Tesla, but a recent article in the New York Times is giving me second thoughts.
Care for an F-35 in your garage?
Silly question perhaps, but the military’s F-35 fighter jet, costing $80 million per copy, has 25 million lines of software code. Take a deep breath. Whatever 2021 model car you choose to drive away from the dealership, it will likely have 100 million lines of code. Nowhere in the Times article do they explain why that would be. And that's expected to triple if we ever get to autonomo…