Software licensing ate my car

From Wired comes a ridiculous story about a robot parking garage in New Jersey, USA, which trapped hundreds of cars inside when the software license expired. It's almost impossible to remove the cars once the robot is shut down, so when the manufacturers and the City of Hoboken fell out it was hapless motorists who suffered.

The dispute was resolved last week but only after the cars had been trapped for several days. I for one welcome our new robot parking overlords.