Dave W wrote:Technology is outpacing the regulatory environment again.
It has been for decades. As technology becomes more advanced and sophisticated the certification gets more complex for all the advertised functionality and all the failure modes.
In the modern world of the general population wanting easy open connectivity for everything, the failure modes also extend from malfunction to misbehaviour and cyber attacks.
Only a matter of time before someone tries to hack/attack avionics remotely.
There will be those that think why would anyone want to do that? The same could be said for car systems where the designers either never considered it or decided nobody would want to do that,... until a few very public examples in the media several years ago.
With that in mind, does the aviation safety case really want an open door for plugging in any old uncertified thing into certified avionics? Whilst the overhead of certification can be a burden to progress, it is intended to provide some safeguarding for the pilot and passengers and the people on the ground below the flight path.