r/technology – How Software Is Eating The Car – The Trend Toward Self-Driving And Electric Vehicles Will Add Hundreds Of Millions Of Lines Of Code To Cars. Can The Auto Industry Cope?


Millions of lines of code is just a way to scare people. It’s not like one system controls everything, and even then, the auto industry has been dealing with this for 30-40 years. There are ways to build redundant, stable hardware and software. Complexity happens over time as well, so the people who have been incrementally making and implementing these more complex systems are perfectly equipped to “cope” with the changes.

I don’t even get why IEEE is commenting on this stuff?

I just read it, it was interesting, but I still feel like, “What’s your point?” I don’t get it, it feels like it points out all the challenges and dangers, and says it’s a problem. What do they propose, going back to simpler cars?


Millions of lines of code is just a way to scare people. It’s not like one system controls everything, and even then, the auto industry has been dealing with this for 30-40 years. There are ways to build redundant, stable hardware and software. Complexity happens over time as well, so the people who have been incrementally making and implementing these more complex systems are perfectly equipped to “cope” with the changes.

I don’t even get why IEEE is commenting on this stuff?

I just read it, it was interesting, but I still feel like, “What’s your point?” I don’t get it, it feels like it points out all the challenges and dangers, and says it’s a problem. What do they propose, going back to simpler cars?

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