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Intel's Atom to Power the Nissan Cars of the Future

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April 9, 2012 3:26:55 PM

does this mean car mechanics will have to know about CPUs? My uncle is doomed for the future because he's from the antique ages in car mechanics lol maybe he can hire me if gets one of these cars to service.
maybe i can overclock it. hehehe
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April 9, 2012 3:36:29 PM

kcorp2003does this mean car mechanics will have to know about CPUs? My uncle is doomed for the future because he's from the antique ages in car mechanics lol maybe he can hire me if gets one of these cars to service. maybe i can overclock it. hehehe


Yes. Cars nowadays have a lot of computer stuff in them. ECUs for example, have been used for years already.
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April 9, 2012 3:40:13 PM

kcorp2003does this mean car mechanics will have to know about CPUs? My uncle is doomed for the future because he's from the antique ages in car mechanics lol maybe he can hire me if gets one of these cars to service. maybe i can overclock it. hehehe


Cars have been computerized for years now. That's why most older mechanics do car before the 90s.
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April 9, 2012 4:22:02 PM

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Intel's Atom to Power the Nissan Cars of the Future


So Intel started to manufacture batteries, and they have decided to use the Atom brand, the same the use for they processors?
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April 9, 2012 4:33:20 PM

kcorp2003does this mean car mechanics will have to know about CPUs?

My '91 Camry has CPU chips in it.
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April 9, 2012 4:49:49 PM

Title: Intel's Atom to Power the Nissan Cars of the Future

Wrong title, this cars will still be powered by GAS.
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April 9, 2012 5:03:10 PM

Let's just make sure that Intel's got security down first eh.
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April 9, 2012 5:11:26 PM

I guess they are trying to find a way to make their cars run as slow as possible.
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April 9, 2012 5:13:39 PM

I want one of the companies to release a small (ford ranger sized) desiel engine, with a stick shift that makes decent power (like small a small v6) with 4 wheel drive (not all wheel drive) and manually locking hubs with as few computer controled components as possible.

Better waterproofing of electronics would be a bonus too.

All of this digitization and automation will allow for a large segment of drivers to be very poor at driving due to their reliance on alarms and the computer taking control of the vehicle. That said it will make the really bad ones safer than they are now.
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April 9, 2012 5:23:15 PM

I refuse to buy anything powered by Intel atom.
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April 9, 2012 5:24:10 PM

In Japan they have a soda vending machine power by a Intel Core i5! Nissan wants their car to be power by a Atom? Hopefully the new Atom are fast enough that it won't cause any delays while updating traffic status or other reports.
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April 9, 2012 6:23:45 PM

I think it would be funny if Ariel made the same deal:
Ariel Atom powered by... Atom!
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April 9, 2012 7:05:18 PM

classzeroI refuse to buy anything powered by Intel atom.

I don't mind the Atom, though I do refuse to by anything made my Nissan. The electrical systems are piss-poor at best.
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April 9, 2012 7:05:47 PM

buy*, sorry fellas.
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April 9, 2012 7:13:38 PM

Pshhhh I'll wait till an I7. Overclock it and have the radiator cool the CPU :p 
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April 9, 2012 7:45:58 PM

bad choice nissan...... should get the fusion powered the car instead of atom for better performance :p 
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April 9, 2012 7:55:28 PM

... My car still won't be able to play Crysis.
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April 9, 2012 8:39:19 PM

Now that we have x86 cars, it will be easy to write viruses D:
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April 9, 2012 9:47:17 PM

overclock your car with ln2 :p  I mean, CNG.

my car is already intel powered. I've an atom car pc. it's really great to see real time OBD information. also it's a pc so it has unlimited potential.
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April 10, 2012 12:04:34 AM

I wont even trust a atom in my netbook why would i trust it in my car? Lol computers don't belong in car's sorry but all they do is limit things and mess things up.
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April 10, 2012 2:25:33 AM

eddieroolzLet's just make sure that Intel's got security down first eh.

Dont worry, they already bought McAfee, LOLOLOL
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April 10, 2012 3:11:07 AM

Damn, it's gonna be one slow car...
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April 10, 2012 3:17:18 AM

thank god! no amd in cars plx =D
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April 10, 2012 3:24:05 AM

kcorp2003does this mean car mechanics will have to know about CPUs? My uncle is doomed for the future because he's from the antique ages in car mechanics lol maybe he can hire me if gets one of these cars to service. maybe i can overclock it. hehehe


When it comes down to it there is very little involved with the computer when repairing a car. Now there are just some wires to disconnect each with a proprietary plug so you can't switch them accidentally. All the computerized stuff will just let you know which part to replace with a very simple reader. Otherwise everything is replaced the same old way. With the exception of using metric tools.

Heck I've looked in the engine compartment of some new cars. The technology has refined so much that they are much simpler to work on than cars from the 80's and 90's. Those cars were a cluster f**k of wires, hoses and vacuum lines all tightly packed together. Requiring you to disassemble half the engine just to replace a power steering pump.

It's not like having to navigate a computer interface at home. You just plug in a scanner, press a button and get an error code you can look up in a book. Fancier models will tell you what the error code means.
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April 10, 2012 3:31:48 AM

My main concern is that it just means the electronic systems will get more complex--and break more. I'm happy the lack of computerized features from 1990. It's better than the new things that break.

On the other hand, I welcome the reduction in total wires.
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April 10, 2012 3:52:34 AM

derekullo said:
... My car still won't be able to play Crysis.


No, but your car can run over Crysis many times..... :p 
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April 10, 2012 4:40:26 AM

dalauderMy main concern is that it just means the electronic systems will get more complex--and break more. I'm happy the lack of computerized features from 1990. It's better than the new things that break.On the other hand, I welcome the reduction in total wires.

It won't break more but you may have to close all the windows, get out, restart it get back in then open the windows again!!!
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