There's a photo of Carolyn Ferraby's husband Joe asleep in a garden seat somewhere in the UK, a candid moment taken on holiday. The caption reads: "One garden visit too many." Carolyn tells this story with her trademark playful twinkle. Other times, she tells people that Joe thought he was marrying a wife; instead he got a gardener.
Twenty years ago, car makers were on the precipice of a major technological breakthrough. Until that point, systems such as braking and steering had been controlled by the mechanical certainty of gears, rods, and levers. But by the late 1990s, manufacturers and key component suppliers started looking at replacing these physical systems with digital equivalents in the form of electronic motors and actuators. This was the first step in the development of what we’d now consider a modern digitally controlled car. I was working in the automotive industry at the time, and I was surprised by how many among my colleagues,… This story continues at The Next Web