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re: Freescale MCUs cut vehicle weight
Olaf.Barheine   3/21/2013 9:44:51 AM
I could imagine, that in the future some kind of automotive ethernet will replace CAN, LIN, Flexray and MOST. But this is a hot potato!

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re: Freescale MCUs cut vehicle weight
pica0   3/21/2013 8:51:01 AM
The copper wiring neither makes a car more rigid nor helps to improve balance.

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re: Freescale MCUs cut vehicle weight
chanj0   3/20/2013 11:52:10 PM
On one hand, the lighter the weight; the better the fuel efficiency. On the other hands, certain amount of weight is required to maintain the balance and the rigidness a vehicle. I am looking forward to some insights from professional with automobile industry background.

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re: Freescale MCUs cut vehicle weight
DBSingh180   3/19/2013 5:35:24 PM
The kind of noise the electronics has to deal in a vehicle, is something that needs to be tamed. Auto electronics has to be extremely reliable as there are lives at stake.

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re: Freescale MCUs cut vehicle weight
eewiz   3/19/2013 4:16:40 PM
Use wireless sensors with power harvesting. Even better weight savings :)

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