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November 2014

Speech Interface Concerns: There are costs and benefits associated with every kind of driver interface. Voice-based interactions may have unintended consequences.

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Valeo, The Company Profile: Valeo's strategy calls for a major focus on products that reduce CO2 emissions and products that enable intuitive driving.

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Wireless Device Charging Not Yet Mainstream: While plenty of consumers want it in their cars, wireless device charging is stalled for lack of agreement on standards and a lack of devices on the market that support inductive charging.

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GM's EE Architecture Strategy Unaffected by Transition to Four Platforms: GM's consolidation of its vehicle platforms from 26 to 4 by 2025 will affect very few electrical or electronics parts. Between 60% and 70% of GM's ECUs already conform to the carmaker's Global A E/E architecture.

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Making Convergence and Detroit Matter: Once an auto electronics conference not to be missed, lower attendance at this year's Convergence suggests the event is in need of some revitalization. Paul Hansen offers some suggestions.

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Consolidation in Auto Semiconductor Market: Acquisitions by Infineon and ON Semiconductor will produce changes in the top-ten ranking of automotive semiconductor suppliers. After completing its purchase of International Rectifier, Infineon closes in on market leader Renesas.

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Good Times for Automotive Electronics Suppliers Serving U.S. Markets: Light vehicle sales and transaction prices--two major components of automotive electronics growth--both increased over the last five years.

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