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Betch23, Fisker already went BK and the new owner is taking care of the Software.

As with any proprietary software, if the company goes down, there will be somebody who will buy the stuff out of BK ... maybe next time you?
 

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I would think PowerSource would know allot about it too, since they built the TOM to interface with the current system ?

We control the functionality of the vehicle (interacts with the "Tier-1" developed modules in the Karma) through our technology. All of our software and hardware is developed in-house. Many others have tried to "hack" the karma by re-programming the existing modules on the car. This is very difficult as many of the modules use a proprietary development environment that is really meant for rapid prototyping rather than deployment in a production vehicle. Furthermore, the source is owned wholly by the supplier not the OEM.

KA/FA/FATG outsourced every aspect of the car (except design); so they are really at the mercy of suppliers with regards to software releases. Even the ability to flash cars requires a run-time license, which is outsourced to another supplier. This is why when FA stopped paying vendors the techinfo portal and all dealer/technical resources went down. This is all spelled out in the BK documents that are freely available.

As you can imagine, getting all these suppliers on-board is almost impossible. A single supplier could ruin the whole software release. Main reason why I think they are having timing issues with 530. If one supplier is late, the whole release is late. If there is an issue with one portion of the code, then back to the drawing board with validation. Being able to control the software is key in being able to fix bugs and issues. If you can't control the functionality of your vehicle, it better be 100% right the first time or you will have long term issues. Off the soap box and our 2 cents.
 
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