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The Age of the Compu-RaceCar

Posted February 16, 2013 By Richard Leo

The days of Knight Rider are finally here—cars have gotten to the point that they are almost entirely computer controlled.  Take your average Jaguar, which has computer controlled fuel injection, anti-lock brakes, suspension, ignition, timing, climate control, and entertainment.  With a little more effort, it wouldn’t even need a driver!  Speaking of, Google has been operating driver-less cars for over a year now.  All of this tech in cars hasn’t just affected civilian models, either.  Modern Formula 1 cars are chock-full of computers, and they’re changing racing as we know it.

F1 steering computerBut having computers control the car is one thing, … Read the rest