I have my opinion about the respective merits of Rust vs Swift, both being relatively new languages with interesting takes on safety, elegance and performance. What's your take on it ? Retrospectively, what would you have done differently in Swift that Rust got right, and what do you think Rust misses that you put in Swift ?
Can you tell us more about your position at Tesla ? What exciting stuff will you do with Autopilot ?
Do you intend to open-source (parts of) it ?
So when you just invite the good guys to help you, you will always be safe. It's like a neighborhood watch.
More like mafia watch. If you just invite them for help, you will always be safe. Otherwise
Forcing projects to C avoids possible bugs and unreadable code from cowboy programmers on your team using some of the more esoteric features of C++.
This ! I've been working in several embedded systems companies, and we always have avoided C++ precisely because of this.
It also is a requirement for embedded systems, which includes everything for an arduino and their bigger cousins.
(OTOH not really this, I'm seeing more high-level languages, even JS, everywhere)
I can't wait until everything is routed over USB-C.
You don't get it. Everything will be routed through USB-C, but it will be only one protocol at a time. So you will have to carefully choose your port, cable and device that go together if you ever want Displayport, Thunderbolt, HDMI or whatever else which isn't plain USB working correctly.
But the main "problem" (if you want to consider it so) with Android is that it's a FOSS platform. Apple and Microsoft heavily strangle their respective closed platforms so that OEMs and carriers can't do anything to interfere with Apple's and Microsoft's business (aside from, in the case of Windows, pre-installing bloatware). But since anybody can legally install Android on anything, Google can't use the same kind of leverage. Well, that's a good thing, I say. It means I'm not on Google's leash.
Ubuntu is also a FOSS platform, and it has no problem updating without the PC manufacturer consent.
When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder. -- James H. Boren