Now we are into cars and planes

From: McFadden, Mike <>
Date: Thu Mar 8 11:25:46 2001

Cars and planes are computers
My cousin informs me that 60% of all non mechanical repairs on cars are
computer related. The car comes in and some gadget will not work, they try
swapping parts until it works or if unable to solve it swap the car's
computer. They don't have the expensive equipment that will simulate each
device and then test the circuit. The manufacturer's test the returned
parts and 40% turn out to be OK. Maybe that's why there are no more
"service stations" any more. I seem to remember that some legislator wanted
anybody who claimed to be a "service station" to offer service.

I know McDonnell-Douglas was testing the same thing for fighter planes.
Most of the time they swap boards. They have developed test benches that
test the boards. I remember that computers were swapped in the planes and
then off you go. How would you survive a disk crash? It's interesting that
were haven't yet heard of any computer virus problems with cars and planes.

Received on Thu Mar 08 2001 - 11:25:46 GMT

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