ISO 26262: Automotive Electronics Safety Management, "Desktop Engineering Check it Out, January 2012"
Software often inspires me to warp Shakespeare: “O Software, Software! All men call thee fickle.” Take my browser. It had a bad attitude today. After a reload and a system reboot, it now seems to be working. Sheesh, how’d you like your car’s software to work like that? Imagine your mechanic saying “Got the brakes on your Pierce Arrow working, Bill. I rebooted their software.” Yeow-suh.
Look, I’m not dumping on developers. Software is a complicated business, and it’s getting more so every day. That car you’re driving around is a software controlled and monitored electromechanical marvel. The integrity of its software translates directly into the safety of you and your passengers.
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