Software Upgradable Cars Launch New Platform Race

MADISON, Wis. — There is little argument that Tesla Motors changed the conversation around automobiles in 2015, or that NVidia caught a ride on Tesla’s coattails. Tesla has set the stage for the automotive future by rolling out new autopilot features — such as lane keeping and self-parking — via over-the-air (OTA) software upgrades. Tesla showed a glimpse of the future in which consumers don’t need to buy a new car to add features. The presumptive car of tomorrow, behaving like a smartphone, is software upgradable.Of course, OTA isn’t a foreign concept to the automotive industry. Some car makers like Nissan have been sending software patches over the air. Ford is partnering with Microsoft to provide continual updates to its next-generation infotainment systems.But none of the automakers has added software upgradable…


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