The microprocessors and chips that power modern vehicles are now used in everything from basic trip computers to road-scanning active suspensions.
They’ve made cars quicker, safer, cleaner, more efficient, and more reliable—better in every way. Computing technology has fundamentally altered the processes of automotive design, engineering, and manufacturing.
And while individual chips may be cheap these days, the computer’s significance is evident in just how many there are in a single car. Electronics are responsible for 40 percent of a new car’s total cost, according to a Deloitte analysis. That’s up from 18 percent in 2000.
Read the article at Car and Driver.