[s-cars] Fuzz logic vs adaptive learning
fastscirocco_2000 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 28 16:06:22 EST 2004
Do you work for Bill Gates?
Microsoft is aggressively working towards having their software in
every car made..
..Your desires may not be entirely unrealistic...but you may get wet
when you have to open and close the windows just to restart your car.
--- Bill Mahoney <wmahoney at disk.com> wrote:
> Part of what Linus previously wrote:
> (quote summarization here)
> "programmers should use familiar interfaces."
> And mr Keith added:
> Writing / Developing / Calibrating embedded passenger vehicle
> an interesting field to be certain, and I imagine subject to some
> different constraints than anything related to aerospace and defense.
> These days, it ends up being a trade-off of many items...."
> Perhaps owning a urS and always wanting to add things has made me
> aware of driver car interfaces due to limited dash board/console real
> estate available. No, I won't add a pillar pod and I hate having to
> pull the ashtry out for my autometer and I have yet to cut up the IC
> have a nice V1 remote install.
> So, as it pertains to electronic additions for the driver to use, it
> seems abundantly clear to even stupid me that the auto mfr's need to
> rethink they're dash boards and stop wasting space for one thing.
> The other thing is to just use a pc type interface or two or three to
> operate at least the entertainment/communication and navigation
> This way, the driver / buyer could always upgrade to the latest and
> greatest if he chose to and have something to operate that he is
> somewhat familiar with. Duh!
> It could also allow for some easy software/firmware upgrade
> installations if and when they become available.
> All the shortcomings of bmw's, Mercedes, and Audi (mmi) IME really
> due to the fact that automakers will always be whay behind the curve
> developing and implementing these apps. Thus, they are old and
> complicated by the time they arrive, even in a $70k+ car.
> So how about a couple of tablet type pc screens to control these
> and perhaps some motronic features too? Realtime vagcom; it sounds
> the Shadetree group is already on to this.
> Hey (I think) its going to happen anyway, so why not sooner than
> Thanks for listening;)
> Bill m -off soapbox
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