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Is there a computer in your car?

In this week’s recall of the Toyota Prius, there is no faulty mechanical component. All that’s necessary is a quick software update to recalibrate the electrically generated pedal “feel” in its braking system. Which just goes to show how deeply computer control is embedded in today’s cars.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8510228.stm

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