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>> As cars gets smarter, behind the scenes in the dashboard things are getting ever more complicated. But one company has figured out a way to simplify things. I'm Reuters correspondent Alexandria Sage in San Francisco. Where every day we have more technological features added to our cars. But behind the scenes in the dashboard, there's a rat's nest of electronics.
That has made things much more complicated or automakers as each individual part from your radio to your speedometer has it's own computer. Visteon has figured out a way to offer one computer running multiple features. When different digital features in your car are run by different computers, things can get complicated if they're not speaking together well.
Think of an example where you have a warning beep to warn you of an upcoming collision or clash. But you have your radio on. If those two computers are not talking together, you might not even hear the warning beep. That's an extreme example of what can happen with too many computers running individual systems.
Visteon, which was spun off from Ford years ago, is really at the forefront of this move to integrate parts in the dashboard. But there are others that are looking at this space as well. Why this is important is because the dashboard is gonna become even more complicated, even more digital features from maps, sophisticated navigation systems, entertainment systems, are coming into the car and as self driving technology enters the car.
That's gonna be yet another source of software that needs to be navigated within the architecture of the car.