The "Arduino" for the automotive world.

Here's a link to an interesting article on work being done to make a microcontroller module to interface with automotive electronics.

Here's a quote from the article - CULMINATE (CUstomized Laboratory using MIcrocontroller for New Automotive Technology Education) is a project now in development at Indiana State University's electronics and computer engineering department. The university aims to create a board with a microcontroller and common automotive sensing and control electronics that will allow component substitutions and other experimental activities to help students explore the principles behind automotive electronics design.

"The grant, which is for about $195,000, is for three years. The group plans to create and develop the board over the first two years, then have students test the board the final year."

I wonder how many people here would jump at that opportunity.