exida examines systematically dozens and dozens of generalist and specialist media outlets for news on events impinging on Quality, Safety and Security of complex electronics-based systems in all industrial sectors. In this section exida shares this curated survey with all the readers of its website.
“…quite a damning report, for all the fuss on Automotive CyberSecurity: 'Mozilla concluded that of all the types of products covered by its Privacy Not Included project, cars are the worst'."
“…maybe, just maybe, there should be more concern for passengers riding on thin ice."
“……The Software is (h)eating up the World."
“…if you think Software Quality is costly, try Software Rubbishness."
“ ..'It is considered the first algorithm that takes into account all 20 ethics recommendations of the EU Commission’. Somebody might be understandably skeptical about to the use of ‘ethics’ in engineering, however, we cannot forget that the whole of functional safety rests on the precarious definition of what a ‘reasonable’ risk is."
“…although enshrined as a mandatory requirement in international functional safety standards for all sectors, sadly, many people see 'Safety culture' as a bureaucratic blah blah needed to appease the safety assessors, rather than a commitment to a challenging ‘modus operandi’ from top management to single workers."
“..'I think a company like Volkswagen should be focusing more on their core knowledge base, which is developing and building cars. Not software.’ So the software it’s eating up the car, too (but one can’t have the cake and eat it)."
“..'the company is spending on the car project roughly $1 billion annually’. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who's the Costliest Vanity Project of Them All?"
“..'Buyers should permanently disable the vehicle by removing the motor controller’, CPSF said. There are recalls, and there is Total Recall."
"..it truly seems that the blend of AI and EV makes up the hottest industrial sector of the moment. Actually hotter and more dangerous than the Prohibition Era."
"..The hardware is great, but the software is still missing.’ Is this the current decade’s curse?"
".. a captivating article on pedestrians safety, both in content and in format, with a catchy but profoundly misleading title, especially in a period of furious debate on the agency of semi-autonomous cars. Allowing for the usual strong dose of title rhetoric, it should rather read ‘When Streets Kill’."
".. a very generous definition of successful, as 'getting to the ISS was not trouble-free. Two of 12 aft-facing Orbital Maneuvering and Attitude Control (OMAC) thrusters malfunctioned during orbital insertion and two of 28 Reaction Control System (RCS) thrusters on the Service Module failed during approach to the ISS. During the post-landing press conference, Stich said another RCS thruster failed during landing’. It’s a thin line between mission-critical and safety-critical.."
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“So, recapping: potential faults in semiconductor components that might lead to collisions, apparently solved through a software workaround to be downloaded via OTA. 127,785 cars involved."
“Ecstatic reviews of the original 1985 'Back to the Future’ movie used ‘incredible’, ‘mind-blowing’, ’surreal’ to describe the retrofitted DMC DeLorean, the car who was indeed the major character of the blockbuster saga. It remains to be seen whether non-SciFi buffs and lawmakers are equally enthusiastic of such characteristics in everyday cars. Film fans and critics remember well that just about the same time another mind-bending American movie hit the screens, John Carpenter's ‘Christine’, about 'a strange car with an evil mind’..."
““The debate on Tesla Self-Driving is reaching unprecedented levels of controversy, sparking hacktivism and public petitions in favor or against. Politicization of safety issues is not a good sign, especially when guided by strong partisanship from both sides."
“Finally accustomed to smartphones with wheels? Get ready for PlayStations with pedals!"
“The plot thickens..."
“..We strongly reject the concept of car as a computer on wheels. It’s a heavy, fast-moving, untethered IT centre on wheels."
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