A Computerized Stethoscope For Your Car

Your car sputters and spits at every turn, but when you roll into the repair shop, it purrs like a kitten--and the mechanic pegs you for an auto hypochondriac. Sound familiar? It won't for long. Hewlett-Packard Co. now offers a service-bay diagnostic system (SBDS) for Ford cars that will track fickle electrical problems.

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