September 24th, 2004

Funktastic

About time...

Unfortunately, the only cars that make me want to buy a car are frickin' expensive... But this one uses a simple but handy neural network system to monitor engine performance, detect cylinder misfires, and listen for rattling or misaligned components. It's cool to hear companies talk about "training" computer systems in real products.

http://media.ford.com/newsroom/feature_display.cfm?release=18677

They're even talking about improving efficiency by having cars adapt to daily driving patterns. And of course, it's an Aston Martin. Go figure.
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