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Software is gaining importance in cars


When you think about vehicles you don’t usually associate them (in terms of computing) with software – as they definitely seem to be all about hardware. But the “Internet of things” is changing that misconception. The truth is that ever since computers appeared, they were also integrated into our cars and were operated by software. The impact is only now visible ...
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