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QNX tackles Freescale processors as platform for its software

8/30/2010 10:04 AM EDT
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Dave.Dykstra
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Dave.Dykstra   8/31/2010 5:21:05 AM
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Cars that recognized the driver (within certain parameters) existed 15 or so years ago and would set the seat, etc. based on what it recognized (of course not always a correct recognition). Also, cars already have software/hardware intelligent systems but tend to not be overly intrusive and generally we don't realize that many things are being handled by computer instead of mechanically or manually. Manufacturers do have to be concerned about potential liability issues if they attempt to do things such as prevent the driver from speeding as there may be legitimate reasons (emergencies for example) for the driver to exceed the speed limit.

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Robotics Developer   8/30/2010 5:19:39 PM
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It looks like a good marriage of software and hardware platform, features and support wise. I can't help but hear the voice of HAL in my head when I think of stepping into a car equipped with a software/hardware intelligent system. As I try to speed up (above the legal limit) I hear "I'm sorry Dave, I can't allow you to do that" and then the arguments start with the car. The future of the automotive industry is to continue to provide new and improved user experiences by adding features and easier interfaces. I do look forward to the car that recognizes me and sets everything to my liking (seat, radio, temp, etc.). I am sure it is just around the corner..

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Kinnar   8/30/2010 12:12:43 PM
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It is a very good use of present technologies in automotive applications. Simultaneously it also requires exercise for reducing the cost of the technology of a better CAR. Hope it will not end up with a development of simply a luxury.

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