The automobile industry is becoming increasingly involved with cybernetics. Robots have been making cars for a while, but now cybernetic systems are becoming part of the cars. All new cars now contain a wide range of computers, sensors, actuators and displays. Examples of these would be; engine management systems, automatic headlights & wipers, traction control and ABS. All these devices are controlled using computers in the car. Cybernetics is used to get all this hardware to interact and function correctly.
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