[Interest] L Word

eric.fedosejevs at gmail.com eric.fedosejevs at gmail.com
Mon May 3 17:39:03 CEST 2021

Prime billing on QtC's front page is a picture of the combined dashboard/infotainment system for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Dashboard is definitely safety critical in eyes of regulators. Infotainment system too if is integrated with backup cam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Woehlke <mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com> 
Sent: Monday, May 3, 2021 11:33 AM

On 03/05/2021 11.23, eric.fedosejevs at gmail.com wrote:
> I find this whole argument that Qt is not appropriate for functional 
> safety very puzzling. Aren’t vehicle dashboards QtC’s main market 
> these days? What are vehicle dashboards if not safety critical?

Are they? I thought it was infotainment systems. There's quite the difference between those two. (At least in most cars; Teslas I think may be starting to blur that distinction, and to an extent that likely alarms some people.)

Oh, fun story... before it died entirely, my Prius's dashboard would sometimes fail completely. The car still *moved*, but I had no idea how fast I was going, or how much fuel I had left :-D. Fun times... and an interesting point of discussion for whether or not the dashboard is, in fact, "safety critical".


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