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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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CHAPTER 49

IN-CAR COMPUTERS

Every minute of the day someone somewhere, dies in a road accident because a driver had made a human but fatal mistake. With more traffic on the roads today than ever before, many traffic engineers long for the day when each car will be controlled by a computer and the driver can sit back in his seat knowing that the computer will steer him safely clear of all potential accidents and traffic jams. What are the possibilities of in-car computers ?

Ideally, of course, cars would be totally automatic. Information supplied by cables buried in the road would be received by the car's central computer terminal and the car would then be automatically guided to its destination swiftly and safely. All the driver would have ...

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