Weird story of the day

by Volker Weber

I waited for this to happen since I was told that the BMW 7-series runs on Windows CE:

Thailand's Finance Minister Suchart Jaovisidha had to be rescued today from inside his expensive BMW limousine after the onboard computer crashed, leaving the vehicle immobilized.

Once the computer failed, neither the door locks, power windows nor air conditioning systems would function, leaving the Minister and his driver trapped inside the rapidly heating vehicle.

Despite the pair's best efforts, it took a full ten minutes before they were able to summon the attention of a nearby guard who freed the two men by smashing one of the vehicle's windows with a sledgehammer.

Well, I would not have bough one anyway. It's ugly and too huge. <snicker>

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Comments

maybe the BMW computerchips were connected by .Net technology or J2EE? Anyway, they should implement an additional screen with a Debugger for Java, XML, SOAP, WSDL, .ASP based systems.

*Darling, what does mean this "error in line 34567, #variable not set?*
driver: *....SHUUUUUUUT UPPPPPPPPPPPP !!!!!!!!!!!*
:-)))

Robert Basic, 2003-05-14

Actually, the article says the car in question was a 5-series. The author then goes off on a tangent to say the 7-series is powered by Windows CE (implying an improvement???)

Jeff Chausse, 2003-05-14

I have been long enough in this industry to not believe in these miracles. As you add software you add more bugs. The new 5-series adds an "intelligent" steering system. Can you imagine the implications of a software update in this system? There should be zero room for improvement. If there were, then it should not have been there in the first place.

Volker Weber, 2003-05-14

Just to be clear, my parenthetical comment was intended as skepticism. I've had my PocketPC crash enough times to know there's no way in heck I'd run my car with it!

Jeff Chausse, 2003-05-15

Jeff, I was not really sure. Now I am. Thanks. :-)

Volker Weber, 2003-05-15

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