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Anyone Can Cheat

NPR reports that Soon It’ll Be OK To Tinker With Your Car’s Software After All. The vehicle’s software had been protected by copyright law, but ‘backyard mechanics’ wanted to mess with it and a change in the law will allow them to do it without the threat of prosecution.

The reality is that Chip tuning has been alive and well for years, and there are web sites that provide people with the hacks to do what VW did, just not affecting as many vehicles at one time.

There is a long history of individuals modifying their vehicles and computers in the US. Laws won’t stop it, anymore than Prohibition stopped drinking.

October 29, 2015   4 Comments