The average family car of today has significantly more computing power than got the first astronauts to the moon and back. Modern cars contain more and more computers to monitor and control every aspect of driving, from anti-lock brakes to engine management to satellite navigation.

This session will look at how Java can (and is) used in cars to add more data collection.  This will cover a project that was written to collect a variety of data from a car whilst driving (including video) and then play it back later so driving style and performance could be evaluated.  There will be plenty of demonstrations.


Simon Ritter manages the Java Technology Evangelist team at Oracle Corporation. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K. Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Labs and then Novell, Simon moved to Sun in 1996. At this time he started working with Java technology and has spent time working both in Java development and consultancy…

Cars and Computers: Building a Java Carputer
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