Cars have gone from mechanical beasts of burden to computational powerhouses. It’s a little known fact that these days, designing and developing a car is more about the algorithms than the engineering.
Of course the mechanics and engineering are essential — computing alone does not make a car. But as the director of Daimler-Benz’s autonomous car technology, Professor Ralf Herrtwich, puts it: “What many people do not realize is that while building cars still may be a mainly mechanical process, developing cars is not – neither by its tools, nor by much of its content.
“Both at OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] and suppliers, software engineering and coding constitute a huge and ever-growing portion of the work.” [Read more…] about Connecting cars to big data seems the only way forward