Job security?My first car, had no mats, no heater, vacuum wipers & rod brakes, why do we need 'chips' at all........
Just had a new hire car for a week while mine was in the shop.
Some weird beeping and weird steering handling.
Turned out there was a lane keeping/warning function built into the car.
Electric steering is great for the nanny state.
It did worry me every time it thought it could drive better than me.
Bit of a fight going on at the steering wheel.
What happens when the car computer decides it knows better than the driver?
Spent a week checking it's capabilities, it's not a Tesla autopilot, easy to trick off the motorways.
Flat open roads it is fine, narrow curving hilly roads it cannot cope.
Had to fight the desire to pull it apart to see how it worked and "improve" the code
It needs better chips and code
Fast progress in just the last few years.
Still cannot beat the old milkman's cart horse.