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interesting article on electronic systems within cars
« on: February 05, 2009, 10:13:23 AM »
Apparently cars have nearly 100 microcontrollers and almost 100 million lines of code . . . predictions estimate that in the next ten years or so 50% the cost of a car will be the electronics systems. Sounds like they're hiring robotics engineers ;D

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/feb09/7649

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Re: interesting article on electronic systems within cars
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 11:01:03 AM »
Lets hope they keep the hardware safety nets so cars don't become the next Therac-25  ;D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therac-25

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Re: interesting article on electronic systems within cars
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 11:08:40 AM »
Sounds like they're [car companies] hiring robotics engineers ;D

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/feb09/7649


Not if they're going out of buisiness; the big three are not doing very well right now.  :-\ However, if Toyota or Honda are doing this (which they have been for years), we can finally create and have driverless cars...  8)
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