Cars Are Just Software Now

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Modern vehicles are big computer systems. They’re packed stuffed with chips and bits, all working towards the aim of creating your trip smoother, safer, and extra comfy. But when it comes time to take these technical marvels in for repairs, all of the code beneath the hood turns into extra of a nuisance than something. Auto retailers have struggled to maintain up with the wants of those high-tech autos. And firms aren’t about to cease filling their vehicles with devices anytime quickly.


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This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED employees author Aarian Marshall joins us to speak about how computerized vehicles have turn out to be a nightmare for auto retailers and the way vehicles will evolve sooner or later.

Show Notes

Read Aarian’s story about how the accelerated computerization of vehicles is killing auto retailers. Read Aarian and Greg Barber’s tales about EV batteries. Here’s Lauren’s story about how you personal nothing.


Aarian recommends appointment TV (aka watching a present with your mates) and never going to baseball video games anymore. Mike recommends all three seasons of Twin Peaks. Lauren recommends weighted blankets.

Aarian Marshall may be discovered on Twitter @AarianMarshall. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the primary hotline at @GadgetLab. The present is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys.

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