I'm an active member of stackoverflow.com and I was looking to see if the stackexchange suite of sites had an automotive one. This was the closest I could find. Is it appropriate to ask automotive questions on this site? It's not really a electronic automotive question...
No, it is not, if it is not related to electronics or robotics it does not fit here.
There was a site called "Automotive Electronics Development" a couple months ago. However, it was closed down in Pruning Season as being too niche in comparison to E&R.
I know this because I was a follower (one of ~30). Now, it's only existence is a few comments in the Google cache that can be found by searching for "Automotive Electronics Development" site:area51.stackexchange.com.
Ask your Automotive Electronics Development questions here!
If your source for automotive electronics is the Advance Auto down the road, however, you're probably better off asking a mechanic for now and following the Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair proposal for later.