January 26, 2005
From the "Keep It Simple Stupid" department
Mobile virus infects Lexus cars
Summary: Some Lexus cars catch a computer virus through their fancy bluetooth wireless connection which hoses the car.
THIS is the exact reason why computers should be kept out of cars! Wait until someone gets killed because a car computer caught a timed virus and the accelerator goes to the floor in rush hour traffic.
Cars should be made simple to avoid this (and cut repair costs in half). Car manufacturers are making cars too complex and everyone pays the price in repair costs. It takes a good amount of a mechanic's time to remove all those dumb plastic beauty covers in the engine compartment which jacks up your repair bill!