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Computers in Automotive

The use of computers in the Automotive industry has exploded. In the beginning there were no computers. Cars were put together by hand and operated mechanically. Today the manufacturing of cars and parts is heavily done by computers. Also the vehicles themselves are becoming more and more computerized.

Use of Computers

  • Robots paint vehicles
  • Robots assemble parts of vehicles
  • Back-up sensors
  • GPS tracking of vehicles
  • Tire pressure monitors
  • Park assist
  • Key fobs
  • Drive by wire (acceleration)
  • On board diagnostics
  • Bluetooth
  • Accident detection
  • Stopping the car in an emergency
  • Airbags
  • Seat-belt retention
  • Auto-pilot (FUTURE)

Advantages

  • Can help avoid accidents
  • Help keep you from getting lost
  • Easier to diagnosis your car
  • Faster production
  • More precise production
  • Easier to park your vehicle

Disadvantages

  • Driver has less control
  • Vehicles can be hacked


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igvW0DxlFnw

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