One option for making auto software safer is to open it to public scrutiny. While this might sound counterintuitive, some experts say that if automakers were forced to open up their source code, many interested people — including coding experts and academics — could search for bugs and vulnerabilities. Automakers, not surprisingly, have resisted this idea.
Not such a bad idea, and at least 10 automakers are involved in open source code for the biggest section of code in the car, infotainment. Will open source methods apply in safety critical parts that drive the car? We shall see in the next few years who can lead that race.