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Computer Science in Transportation

How vehicles today are running on lines and lines of code

Self-driving cars. Despite how futuristic this may feel, companies are already putting autonomous cars, a vehicle that can sense its environment and operate without human involvement, on the road. However, computer science is applied in so many more ways when it comes to transportation. Almost everything electronic inside a car, subway train, or city bus today is connected to a computer program and there is an automotive or design engineer who helped put it all together – air conditioning, radios, anti-lock braking systems, air bags, alarm systems, traction control, and cruise control.

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The code must ensure that the correct information is sent or received so that the correct action can be taken within the correct amount of time. This is common for most software, the difference with software on a vehicle is that the timing is critical.

Jason Altice

Head of Embedded Software Engineering at Outrider

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