What happens when an automaker recalls 4.8 million cars for faulty cruise control

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One of the most important recalls in recent memory should also serve as a wake-up call about the future of connected, highly automated vehicles.

In May, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced it would recall 4.8 million vehicles in the US to, as it stated in a press release, “upgrade software in their Powertrain Control Modules. The upgrade addresses an unlikely sequence of events that would compromise cruise-control functionality.”

In layman terms, it...

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