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The automobile: For better or worse: Amid controversy about size, fuel consumption, and safety hazards, there is unanimity concerning the application of electronics to autos

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Cadillac's chief engineer, Robert Templin, is hardly alone among his colleagues in the industry when he asks: “How much pollution is too much? How much fuel efficiency is enough? Who will pick up the tab for a zero-risk, zero-pollution car?” Never in its history has Detroit been faced with so many problems. Henry Ford himself might have opted for horse-drawn buggies instead of horseless carriages in the same situation.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 11 )