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USB - the car-consumer connection

10/29/2010 08:54 AM EDT
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re: USB - the car-consumer connection
WKetel   11/26/2010 9:07:39 PM
If the author were suggesting USB as a method of providing connectivity in a home entertainment system, the suggestion would certainly be worth considering. BUT the suggestion is that adding this method for the attachment of accessories in an auto is a poor choice, simply because it would be opening the door for both driver distractions and hostile software, particularly the various virus and malware threats that we see every day. One more caution would be that the automotive electrical environment is fairly hostile, and the USB has always been a minimum-cost, high speed link that is neither mechanically robust nor electrical noise resistant. The very small conductor sizes dictated by the link impedance specification assure that there would be many mechanical failures. So the conclusion based on reality is that while there would be money made with the initial marketing of the USB gimmick, that overall it is a poor choice.

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re: USB - the car-consumer connection
_hm   11/3/2010 1:00:54 AM
USB is ubiquitous interface. Along with USB ports for entertainment applications, car manufacturer should also add other new applications for this USB ports to help consumer. They should also have one USB port and its application software for car fault diagnosis. This will help consumer do many little analysis and repair at home and save money. They should also provide an application to monitor car usage mainly speed profile and car location given by GPS. This will help parents and insurance company both.

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re: USB - the car-consumer connection
agk   10/30/2010 8:14:15 AM
In this article Henry has brought about the USB's importance in automotive field.He justifies by reviewing every application available to the consumer using USB and the importance of it can be felt. Also he speaks about the auomotive grade requirements of these components which adds more value to the application implementation.

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