By the Goatse Guy?
I own three cars that I regularly work on.
I have tuners and tuning software that allows me to write my own set of parameters to run the car by.
The learning curve is hard, benefits are low unless you are constantly tinkering, and the cost of entry and training is pretty high.
I do not think Ford gives a rat's ass about my activities; my cars are too old to be on their radar.
None of my cars are Fly-Bt-Wire.
I have Real Brakes, Real Steering, and Real throttle action. Not going to say those won't fail, but they are a well proven technology.
I've reprogrammed all three cars to match various modifications, engine swaps, etc. It takes changing computer tables/values to get everything working well together.
This kind of "Programming" is more like changing the build file and recompiling with new values; you are not changing structure, just INI files, kinda.
I can't conceive of a circumstance that a bad ini file could cause a problem in the program structure... lol.
That said: In no way would I ever tinker with a FBW computer; the factory code could Crash my car from a WOT throttle event or some such shit Stock, without any help from me.
If you haven't read it, search out the settlement to the Toyota problems; the code review (postmortem, no less) was brutal.
They violated pretty much every rule I know for real time code; and didn't even realize they were having intermittent stack overflows.
They thought they were using a few stack locations; one routine used 30+, lol.
They didn't go to jail; a normal citizen would in a heartbeat.
They also don't want anyone dicking with their "InfoTainment" revenues; if your car has a cellphone, it's talking about you.
No, rishithra was in all four.
Chicks with fur and a prehensile tail is an interesting proposition; Just Exactly how far away from caucasian do you draw the line?
"The Musashi is truly an engineering marvel and as an engineer at heart, I have a deep appreciation for the technology and effort that went into its construction," Paul Allen
As an American, I have a deep appreciation in the American technology that sent it's sorry ass to the bottom of the ocean.
I just wish Yamamoto could have been aboard to enjoy the experience.