Apple has made literally a gazillion dollars in the last 10 years by making pretty, shiny products that force you to completely replace them when you want to upgrade and by making software only available through their walled garden system. And now, Renault wants to try the same shit in cars. The new Renault Zoe is only available through a rental contract (like a mobile phone), and if you need a new battery, you have to get one through the manufacturer of Renault’s choosing, and if you try any funny business, they’ll just brick your damn car remotely. Oh Google, please save us from this future with an open source car. For fuck’s sake, I can’t believe that’s actually going to be a phrase one day.