AutoComplete: John Deere's software forces some farmers to hackPlus: McLaren teases its three-seat hypercar, and Maserati recalls the Levante.
Here's what's making news on road show. John Deere apparently has a strangle hold on its tractor electronics, forcing some farmers to use hack software in order to fix their own equipment. According to a report from vice, farmers have taken to underground forums, where they can buy hack software that bypasses John Deere's required authorization Saving them time, money, and even crops when a piece of farm equipment goes down. John Deere maintains such protections are necessary. But when it's a matter of keeping the farm operational, some people believe otherwise. McLaren has finally shown off a picture and released a few details of its upcoming three-seat hypercar. It's code name is BP23 and McLaren promises it will be the best performing, most aerodynamic McLaren ever made. Just 106 will be produced, the same production volume as McLaren's Halo F1 and they're already sold out. Deliveries are expected in 2019. Maserati's recalling nearly 3,300 Levante crossovers for a software bug. When these 2017 models are driving at speeds of about two miles an hour transmissions may shift into neutral or stall the vehicle. Since such speeds tend to occur at lights and traffic this could present a big safety hazard. Maserati plans to reflash engine control modules to remedy the issue. Find more on these stores over at theroadshow.com, we'll talk to you tomorrow.