SageBrush wrote:If Nissan was being honest they would put the programming and electronics in the public domain so that a 3rd party could sell reasonably priced battery and installation. As it is, all we have are a bunch of lame excuses that amount to a big 'F you' from Nissan.
It would be great if the car makers operated that way; but, the only way they will share their IP, including software, is if the Government requires it by law or they enter into a Join venture with another company. Massachusetts for example has a law that requires car companies share repair data. But, It appears that reverse engineering is the only process available to most of us.
Tesla is an exception and shares their patents; but, I'm not sure they share their software. There are situations where Tesla will not "activate" a car which raises another question about who owns the software when you buy a car. Or, for that matter' Who Owns The Car? Hopefully someone will take this question to court.
I'm afraid when it comes to replacement batteries and dealing with Nissan, it's 'take it or leave it' at this point.