Friday, July 8, 2016

code in Toyota TCM makes your eyes spin

eyes spin
Re: Truck safety regulations sixscrews   7/7/2016 7:41:00 PM
Trucks do have rear crash barriers but not side barriers although I have seen more and more trailers with side airfoils intended to reduce aerodynamic drag - reinforcing these as crash barriers would be a no-brainer.  On the other hand, no matter what kind of barrier you have a 65 mph impact is likely to be lethal or at least result in serious injury to the front seat occupants.

I appreciate the endorsement of certification of automitive software.  Carmakers and others will carry on about gov't interference but if you had a chance to read some of the code in the Toyota TCM it would make your eyes spin - sphagetti code doesn't even begin to describe it.  I wrote better code (I think) back in 1978 when we were using punch cards.

There are lots of excellent software engineers and managers who know how to get them to produce excellent code - all it takes is for the auto industry to get smart and hire them.