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Conclusion to why a $99 phone still has better software and hardware than a $35k+ car


I do software test in vehicles and newer cars can do that. Higher end clusters are coming with 8-inch displays now. Why is the automotive industry behind? well, there are far stricter requirements to deal with. Does your phone ever freeze or reboot while using it? If that happens in the car the manufacturer legally cannot sell the car. I've worked on many 1 in 10,000 ignition cycle blank screen issues. On top of that the environmental testing is much tougher, -20c to 55c is the norm for consumer electronics. The device should work in those ambient temperature changes. In automotive it's -40c to 85c, and we do shock testing, which is letting a part like an instrument cluster soak at 85c for 2 hours then drop it in another chamber at -40c. It still has to work after that flawlessly.
In part it is so much harder to do these things in automotive, also margins for automotive suppliers are shit. And they drive developers like EA does. Earlier this year we were working 80 hour weeks for 8 weeks straight. We have to release software to the customer every year like a sports game.
Conclusion to why a $99 phone still has better software and hardware than a $35k+ car Conclusion to why a $99 phone still has better software and hardware than a $35k+ car Reviewed by Taiwo Gbadegesin on December 20, 2017 Rating: 5

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