Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Car engines are amazing and they can be more fun sometimes, but paining as well.

To know their details can be fun, but to draw maps of their connections can really be a pain in the ... well , it's happening now and I accidentally sleep these days just too much unusually. So time is still one step ahead of me.

Car and computers are inter-related and I knew how only from ... some kind ppl who told me the things written below :-)

As technology advanced, so did the electronics that go into cars. The ECU in a modern automobile, together with advanced engine technology, makes it possible to control many aspects of the engine's operation, such as spark timing and fuel injection. The ECU may also control valve timing, boost control (in turbocharged engines), ABS, the automatic transmission, and the electronic stability control system. All western cars like Nissan/Volvo/BMW/Skoda/Renault that have been manufactured after 1996 have ECU in them. The first ECU was seen in early 1970 as per Wikipedia. ECU means Electronic control unit or sometimes, called Engine control unit.

My Embedded RE project has something do with the ECU only :-))

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