Orphan crackhead Github cars
One of the commenters at NakedCapitalism just brought out a point that the Tesla anti-cultists haven't caught yet....
"The question I have is what happens to all of Teslas customers in the event of bankruptcy? The cars are highly dependent on software, in a way no other personal vehicle is."
Huge point. Previous failed carmakers lost sales in the last year or two as consumers figured the company was going to close down. Since Tesla buyers are idiot brainless psychotic religious zealots, they haven't figured anything.
Back in the era when Kaiser and Studie shut down, an 'orphan' car could be maintained
well enough, because filters and tires and shocks and points and plugs were interchangeable among brands. You ran into trouble if you needed a serious repair
, because fenders and crankshafts and gears were not interchangeable.
With a Github car that relies on constant updates and shuts down for a day during each update, the orphan problem is insurmountable. Who will take over software development and support? The other auto companies have their own EVs that are vastly better
than Teslas, so they won't be inclined to help the idiots who bought sanctified shit.
Software is bound up in NDAs that will be hard to break. The rapid-fire urgency of Tesla's meth-dancing crackhead operation means the software is poorly documented. Every quick fix introduces new bugs while SOMETIMES fixing the old bugs.