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NadineJ
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Re: It's all about the software
NadineJ   7/26/2012 5:12:33 PM
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I agree with Roberto.  It's much easier today to integrate this type of system in current cars.  Ten years to too long. 

It's definitely a great after market opportunity for an entrepreneur.   But, that does bring up the question of Creative Commons.  Will it be proprietary or is it considered important enough for general safety to be shared.  I would hate to think I'd have to buy a Ford to get these great headlights.

Roberto de la Mata
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Re: It's all about the software
Roberto de la Mata   7/26/2012 4:23:00 PM
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Nowadays is relatively easy to integrate external systems in automotive electronics. Even this technological solution could be just reduced in a small compact module placed on its final location at the headlight.

At the moment I think the evolution would be necessary only in the technology of light, for getting compact projectors for high-intensity light (such as current headlight) and low cost, for being a reliable and viable proyect.

 

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   7/26/2012 1:51:55 PM
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What a great idea, Chuck. Seems like this would get pricy, but who knows, with volume it may be reasonable. 

naperlou
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Re: It's all about the software
naperlou   7/26/2012 9:25:25 AM
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You are correct that the ten year time frame seems long. The tightly coupled embedded systems are available now. Various chip makers have SOCs that can handle this today. On the other hand, it then has to be integrated into the car. Autos are not typically built to be that modular.

Beth Stackpole
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It's all about the software
Beth Stackpole   7/26/2012 8:24:13 AM
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Very cool development and one that would come in extremely handy in the Northeast where I live. Interesting to see once again software at the heart of driving this kind of new innovation. But waiting a decade to see the technology commercialized--that seems like an awful long time and in not in keeping with today's vastly accelerated time-to-market cycles.

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