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19 September 1980 Optical Multiplex Systems For Vehicles
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Proceedings Volume 0224, Fiber Optics for Communications and Control; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958683
Event: 1980 Technical Symposium East, 1980, Washington, D.C., United States
Abstract
Optical multiplex technology, presently in vogue in many segments of industry, is now under scrutiny at General Motors. We are evaluating this technology as a means of simplifying the vehicle harness, reducing weight, eliminating electromagnetic interference, and providing drastically new interior styling options. Door, seat, steering column, forward and rear harness vehicle assemblies, are replaced with a single fiber optic cable in each area. A four bit microprocessor at the top of the steering column, and in each door, multiplexes control console button commands over fiber optic cables. A microprocessor at the other end of the cables decodes the optical signals and operates seats, windows, windshield wipers, etc.
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Wesley A. Rogers "Optical Multiplex Systems For Vehicles", Proc. SPIE 0224, Fiber Optics for Communications and Control, (19 September 1980); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958683
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