Reply to post: Re: Ban chips in cars

Sitting idle while global chips fry: US car industry asks Biden to earmark cash for automotive semiconductors

ThatOne Silver badge

Re: Ban chips in cars

Seriously, we don't need that much electronics in cars. Humongous "Infotainment" systems which will only work for a couple years before turning into dead weight, and all kind of mostly useless gadgets which can and will break down regularly.

My 15-years-old car has about the maximal amount of electronics one could need: As a result, 15 years later everything in it is still 100% operational. No programmed obsolescence, and most important to me, it is not "connected"! I don't need my car to update its own Facebook page. I just need it to drive me safely and reliably over big distances, potentially on bad/snowy roads, without any nasty surprises. Yes, I'm special that way.

So indeed, ban superfluous chips, make again cars made to travel, not just to look good in a marketing blurb!

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