by Fabrizio Fabbrini, Mario Fusani and Giuseppe Lami
History often repeats itself. In just a few years, the technical solutions for control software in the automobile industry have run through almost all the known stages of computer systems evolution. Progress has been extremely fast and the most advanced results in Software Engineering (SWE) and Telecommunications (TLC) are now finding their preferred deployment scenario within the automobile. This offers new services both to the driver and the passenger - but how much of this is good news?