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Old 02-07-2017, 11:29 AM   #1
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Cars ARE Computer Tablets on Wheels...

Average premium car today has 100,000,000+ lines of computer code, which is 4x as that used in a jet fighter.

In the 2020s, it's estimated cars will use 200,000,000,000+ lines of computer code and power requirements will go from today's 12 volt to 600 volt systems, which will require a mile more of additional wiring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4ifa3jSey8
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Hacked attack cars, LOL
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Old 02-07-2017, 11:14 PM   #3
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I remember a quote from Top Gear about the Bentley Continental, it had 32 miles of wiring looms inside, imagine having to rewire that? And that was just a regular ICE car.

I wonder how much weight that would add, assuming they still copper? Will fibre optics be able to transfer data in cars ECU's? My brother is a fibre optic engineer.
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My 1937 Ford coupe had 3 wires going past the drivers seat. Stop light, brake light and fuel sending unit. All grounds were the body and frame. Built a car once, ripped a bucket of wires out of a 280ZX going to the scrap heap and made a wiring harness from scratch.
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Yeah. I know what you guys mean. I think cars are over engineered.

Ever put something back together, have parts left over, and it STILL runs perfectly fine (if you don't need to come to a complete stop off the freeway)? Stupid engineers. And, I'm a liberal arts major.
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I found a screw in my 1992 Civic VX that had been left there when it was built, buried in the rocker panel. You couldn't get it out until the rocker molding was removed. I always like to find a place for every fastner.
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I found a screw in my 1992 Civic VX that had been left there when it was built, buried in the rocker panel. You couldn't get it out until the rocker molding was removed. I always like to find a place for every fastner.
Bummer. Over the life of the car, the extra weight of that one screw ruined your MPG, Gary.
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