Auto Manufacturers Running Out Of Unique IDs

Slashdot | Auto Manufacturers Running Out Of Unique IDs: “Y2K all over again? A story in today’s Detroit News explains how the vehicle ID numbering system (VIN) will soon run out of unique numbers. According to the article, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers says, ‘Longer codes would require a major overhaul of computer systems that would dwarf the challenges and expenses spawned by the Y2K computer dilemma.’ Golly, if it’s that serious maybe I should start stocking up on MREs and ammunition in preparation for the day the assembly lines come to a screeching halt.”