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Definition: software-defined vehicle


A reference to modern automobiles. There are so many microchips in a car these days controlled by instructions in a program that the vehicle is driven by software more than any autonomous device. It is not uncommon for engineers to tout the millions of lines of code in their vehicles that do everything from turning the dome lights on when the door is opened to controlling the fuel injection. See software-defined everything and self-driving car.