Technology Briefs
The use of computerized controls in automobiles has greatly expanded in recent years. Current estimates put the number of microchips in the average car at 1,000 to 3,000. Modern software-defined vehicles provide an impressive array of capabilities, including driver assistance features such as automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and lane-keeping assistance; connectivity solutions that provide up-to-date information about vehicle performance; infotainment systems that pair with smartphone integration systems to deliver information and entertainment via touchscreen displays; and the capacity for over-the-air (OTA) updates of new features and functionality.