The rest of the time, it's just one mediocre release of Windows and Office after another.
Yet without them, MS wouldn't have the money to do the research
And what if the driver doing 45 pulled in front of the one doing 90, leaving less than a second for the latter to react?
And before you say that's stupid, I've had to swerve to avoid a big accident caused by someone doing half my speed pulling out in front of me on a motorway. Luckily I had enough time to react.
I don't know what regulations may apply when it leaves the factory, but some combination of years of wear, a sticky cable, and larger than factory tires put on and that easily goes out the window.
As would the road-worthiness certification.
So how will a driverless car know that the roads are wet or icy before a loss of traction occurs.
Same way 'normal' cars know when the road conditions change: stability control systems. Where fitted, obviously.
It's impossible to make something as complex as a consumer oriented OS without any bugs at all.
It certainly is
At which point your argument loses all value. Clearly you've never written a line of code in your life.
Backed up the system lately?