Apple CEO pinpoints why Congress should tread lightly on software in cars

A few words from Apple CEO Tim Cook and a warning from the Electronic Frontier Foundation this week illustrate clearly the dangers that poorly crafted legislation from Congress could pose for the future of automobile safety.

Apple’s growing interest in joining the car industry has been well chronicled, and Cook did nothing to dispel the notion when speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJD Live conference in San Francisco.

“When I look at the automobile, what I see is that software becomes an increasingly important part of the car of the future,” he said. “You see that autonomous driving becomes much more important.”

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Network World Paul McNamara