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Old 12-03-2007, 03:23 AM   #1
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BMW Testing in car IP networking

Looks like all major components of all the control systems(including ABS, Airbags, idrive, etc) for BMW cars in the future may be connected through Internet protocol via Lan to a central server in the car. Hackers start your, or someone else's, engines!

Never thought I would see the day I would have to worry about the car getting a virus. Lets hope they use a OS more stable than Vista, perhaps Linux.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:22 AM   #2
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it'll most likely be some form of linux.
i probably won't buy it until i know it's faultless.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:54 AM   #3
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If you want to know what type of gadgets cars will have in the future, watch a James Bond flick. Minus the rockets and guns of course.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:38 PM   #4
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lol: imagine a fatal expection blue screen on your dash !
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:15 PM   #5
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They're just talking about BMW changing the networking protocol to IP... I don't see it saying anything about changing the OS controlling the devices. Two different things.
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:33 PM   #6
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:43 PM   #7
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Sorry I mixed up the links, this is what I read talking about a pc,

"In order to enable a radical simplification of the network jungle, the BMW engineers tested the aptitude of the Internet Protocol for applications in engine compartment and dashboard. For their experimental in-car network, they used standard PC and embedded electronic parts and included, among other ECUs, engine control (DME), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and dashboard head unit. In addition, a multimedia server and a camera were part of the network; gateways connected conventional non-standard automotive applications."

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Old 12-04-2007, 03:01 PM   #8
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Haha getting the blue screen of death would not be good... i think if they made this pc idea, mac should be the platform they use..
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