What's worse: Illegal emissions software, or dropping over 26,000 bombs in 2016 alone without any declaration of war? I'd say our government is far worse than Fiat. But then again, nobody seems to care about that except for the people who are watching their loved ones getting blown to pieces every day.
This is why is doesn't make sense to even try. Even if you had a good idea, you''ll spend the rest of your life defending it in court against nebulous patents, and end up eating out of dumpsters while the mother fuckers in industry make the money.