Toyota Prius Gets The Blue Screen Of Death
from the whoops dept
It seems that stories about hybrid cars are popular today, so we’ll give you another one. We’ve joked in the past that, with so many cars using more software and computing power, it wouldn’t be long before cars would start getting the blue screen of death and run into problems due to software bugs, rather than mechanical issues. Apparently, that’s already happening with the Toyota Prius, and there are a number of reports of software glitches that turn off the engine or turn on the hazard lights. Of course, mechanical failures happen all the time, so it’s not like this is unlike those situations in some ways. However, people just don’t expect to have to bring their car to a programmer to be fixed.