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"Audi’s Thomas Mueller: “The car of the future will look like a data center on wheels.”"
Dr. Thomas M. Mueller, Audi's top E/E engineer, outlines his vision for a new vehicle architecture, which will enable the decoupling of hardware and software. Appears in February 2017 newsletter. $65.00
 
"HERE to Begin Rollout of HD Live Map of Major Motorways in 2018"
HERE, now owned by Audi, BMW and Daimler, will introduce its cloud-based live mapping service in 2018. Appears in November 2016 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Audi and BMW to Adopt Radically Different Car Architecture"
Both Audi and BMW have developed new end-to-end architectures incorporating high performance, centralized, general purpose computing. Both are also moving to service oriented architecture. Appears in June 2016 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Panasonic, The Company Profile"
Panasonic is firmly committed to accelerating growth in automotive sales. The profile details components of the company's plan to grow sales at 17% per year between fiscal 2016 and 2019. Appears in October 2015 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Visteon, The Company Profile"
Following a series of divestments and the integration of JCI's automotive electronics business, Visteon going forward is a $3 billion company tightly focused on cockpit electronics. Appears in July 2015 newsletter. $65.00
 
"NXP Semiconductors, The Company Profile"
Before the end of the year, NXP will have merged with Freescale to create the largest global automotive semiconductor supplier. The profile looks at NXP's three core automotive product sectors and what it considers its most promising future products. Appears in March 2015 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Harman International, The Company Profile"
Harman's recent acquisitions of Red Bend Software and Symphony Teleca provide a great opportunity for the company to diversify beyond the automotive industry and provide new engineering and software services. Appears in February 2015 newsletter. $65.00
 
"High-Resolution Car Audio: An Uphill Climb"
With so much music in compressed formats, the case for high-end car audio systems is getting harder to make. Some high-resolution audio formats are being offered but will consumers care? Appears in December 2014 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Audi Leads at CES 2015"
Audi showcased its piloted-driving concept vehicle in Las Vegas, after the car had driven itself and some journalists to CES from Palo Alto. Appears in December 2014 newsletter. $65.00
 
"High-Resolution Car Audio: An Uphill Climb"
With so much music in compressed formats, the case for high-end car audio systems is getting harder to make. Some high-resolution audio formats are being offered but will consumers care? Appears in December 2014 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Featured at CES"
Audi and Hyundai showed working demonstrations of the Apple and Android smartphone interfaces at CES 2015. Both carmakers plan to put the features in production models later this year. Appears in December 2014 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Audi Leads at CES 2015"
Audi showcased its piloted-driving concept vehicle in Las Vegas, after the car had driven itself and some journalists to CES from Palo Alto. Appears in December 2014 newsletter. $65.00
 
"UConnect Goes Global"
According to Alan Amici, head of Global UConnect, the brand will cover all audio, telematics and navigation offerings in the Fiat Chrysler line-up. Appears in September 2014 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Audi's Ricky Hudi on What's Next"
Audi's top EE shares his thoughts on Ethernet, the German carmakers' progress on 48-volt systems and more. He also has advice on how suppliers can better serve Audi. Appears in June 2014 newsletter. $65.00
 
"STMicroelectronics, The Company Profile"
ST's Automotive Product Group sales have been growing at 13.5% per year since 2009. Growth drivers have been 32-bit micros, ADAS products including the EyeQ vision processor for Mobileye, audio amplifiers and smart power ICs. Appears in May 2014 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Desay SV Automotive, The Company Profile"
This Chinese OEM supplier of radios, navigation, clusters and HVAC controls is working to become a global automotive electronics player. Appears in April 2014 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Conversation with Car Audio Writer and Trained Listener, Tom Nousaine"
Tom Nousaine gives his candid views on the state of car audio. Appears in June 2013 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Consumer Reports Finds MY 2012 Vehicles Highly Reliable"
We look at reliability records for major carmakers' electrical, power equipment and audio systems. Appears in April 2013 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Carmakers Speak Panelists Discuss What's Next and What's Needed"
At the Convergence 2012 panel session, top EEs from Audi, Fiat, Ford, GM, Nissan and Toyota gave their views on the state of automotive electronics and where the industry is headed. Appears in November 2012 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Dice Electronics Quick with Device Connectivity Solutions"
Dice Electronics' software-based iPhone integration kits provide a quick plug-and-play solution for rapidly changing smartphone offerings. An Android-based version is coming in 2013. Appears in October 2012 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Alpine Electronics, The Company Profile"
Alpine faces some formidable challenges in meeting its sales goals and holding on to its share of the infotainment market. New aftermarket offerings suggest where Alpine's OEM strategy is headed. Appears in July 2012 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Reliability Ratings from Consumer Reports"
The Hansen Report analyzes Consumer Reports' published data on vehicle reliability. Appears in April 2012 newsletter. $65.00
 
"S1nn GmbH & Co. KG, The Company Profile"
A small German start-up believes its acoustics expertise and agility will help it fill a mid-price niche in the crowded infotainment domain. Appears in November 2011 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Sound Engineering for Electric Vehicles"
Adding sound to electric vehicles is already mandated in some regions, but determining just what an EV should sound like presents some interesting challenges for carmakers. Renault has enlisted the aid of IRCAM to create a signature sound for the new Zoe. Appears in November 2011 newsletter. $65.00
 
"CEA on U.S. Infotainment and Security Market"
The aftermarket isn't the driver of innovation it once was. Carmakers are more in tune with technology trends. Appears in October 2011 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Pioneer Corp., The Company Profile"
Pioneer has been struggling to compete in the crowded infotainment market. Strategic alliances with strong partners should help reduce new product development costs. Navigation market in China holds promise. Appears in July 2011 newsletter. $65.00
 
"German Five Push Three New EE Standards"
Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen are jointly and publicly supporting standards for a 48-volt bus architecture, a partial network architecture and an electric vehicle charging interface. U.S. carmakers are also backing a common EV plug. Appears in June 2011 newsletter. $65.00
 
"48-Volt Initiative by German Five on Docket at Ludwigsburg"
Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen will soon formally announce their cooperative initiative to develop a 48-volt bus. 12-volt systems are no longer adequate. Appears in May 2011 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Elektrobit (EB), The Company Profile"
While still small, embedded software and tools supplier EB is well positioned to benefit from the rapid growth in automotive software: EB is planning on 20% annual growth for the next five years. Strongest product sector will be driver assistance. Appears in May 2011 newsletter. $65.00
 
"48-Volt Initiative by German Five on Docket at Ludwigsburg"
Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen will soon formally announce their cooperative initiative to develop a 48-volt bus. 12-volt systems are no longer adequate. Appears in May 2011 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Consumer Reports on E/E Reliability"
We take a closer look at the magazine's reliability ratings data in the area of electrical systems, power equipment and audio systems. Appears in April 2011 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Harman's Aha Radio"
Harman recently acquired Aha Radio, a small startup that converts Web-based content into streaming mobile radio. Aha is working to make its content available in vehicles, controlled by the vehicle's user interface. Appears in February 2011 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Audi's Top EE, Ricky Hudi, on Infotainment"
Mr. Hudi talks about Audi's in-house development of its new Modular Infotainment System. MIS was too complex for tier ones, he said. Appears in February 2011 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Toyota's New Entune Connectivity Platform"
Motivated by Ford's success with Sync, Toyota will launch its infotainment platform on selected models this year. Denso and Harman will supply different head units. Appears in December 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Clarion Co. Ltd., The Company Profile"
Among the world's largest infotainment suppliers, Clarion supplies fully integrated navigation systems to Ford, Nissan and others. Expect future growth to come from new connectivity features in infotainment, as well as a fast-growing business in cameras. Appears in November 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Alpine Electronics, Fiscal Year 2010"
A look at Alpine's financial results for FY 2010. Appears in July 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Preh Group, The Company Profile"
Privately-held German supplier Preh boasts in-house core competency in electronics, software, plastics engineering and surface finishing. Preh makes BMW's iDrive and Audi's MMI center console controllers. Its biggest product line is climate control heads. Appears in June 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Roundup: Mobis, Hitachi, Pioneer"
Year end financial results for Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis, Hitachi Automotive Systems Segment and Pioneer Car Electronics Business. Appears in June 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Preh Group, The Company Profile"
Privately-held German supplier Preh boasts in-house core competency in electronics, software, plastics engineering and surface finishing. Preh makes BMW's iDrive and Audi's MMI center console controllers. Its biggest product line is climate control heads. Appears in June 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Consumer Reports: E/E Quality Very High"
Using data from Consumer Reports' Reliability Survey, we rank carmakers in electrical, power equipment and audio systems. Appears in April 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Three-Fourths of Audio Listening in the Car Is Broadcast Radio"
A Nielsen Company survey finds most people are still listening to the radio when they're driving. Appears in March 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Harman International, The Company Profile"
Well-established as the market leader in high-end infotainment systems, Harman is succeeding in growing its mid-range business as well with a new scalable infotainment platform. Automotive business backlog stands at $10 billion. Profile includes QNX business. Appears in February 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"A Third Path to Infotainment Software Reuse"
Audi and EB (Elektrobit) are jointly developing a new infotainment software platform. EB will later offer the product to other carmakers, providing an alternative to Microsoft Auto and the Genivi open source, Linux-based platform. Appears in July 2009 newsletter. $65.00
 
"LEDs Will Dominate All Automotive Lighting—Eventually"
In five years, LEDs will be the most energy efficient light source and a perfect fit for hybrids and electric vehicles. High prices, not technology, will limit LED headlamp applications for many more years. Appears in July 2009 newsletter. $65.00
 
"A Third Path to Infotainment Software Reuse"
Audi and EB (Elektrobit) are jointly developing a new infotainment software platform. EB will later offer the product to other carmakers, providing an alternative to Microsoft Auto and the Genivi open source, Linux-based platform. Appears in July 2009 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Internet Radio Use in Cars Will Grow"
Internet radio in cars will take off quickly when the cost of smartphone data plans comes down. Ford and another major carmaker are working with Internet radio provider Pandora on integrating Pandora's music streaming into their infotainment systems. Appears in March 2009 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Eclipse Accident Recorder"
At CES 2009, Fujitsu Ten showed its Eclipse Drive Recorder that automatically creates a 20-second visual and audio recording of an accident. Appears in February 2009 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Aftermarket Connectivity Disconnect"
Aftermarket mobile electronics suppliers, locked out of vehicle bus systems, see a sharp decline in head unit sales. SEMA and CEA join forces to raise OEM interest in open architectures. What's in it for the carmakers? Appears in February 2009 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Eclipse Accident Recorder"
At CES 2009, Fujitsu Ten showed its Eclipse Drive Recorder that automatically creates a 20-second visual and audio recording of an accident. Appears in February 2009 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Lear Electrical/Electronics, The Company Profile"
Even with vehicle sales volumes shrinking, Lear is confident it can grow E/E sales organically by 13% annually over the next four years. Hybrids present a major growth opportunity. Appears in November 2008 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Panasonic Automotive Systems, The Company Profile"
Panasonic aims to make navigation all about location-based content. Appears in October 2008 newsletter. $65.00
 
"BMW Leads Open Source Infotainment Initiative"
The infotainment industry is facing upheaval following BMW’s recent announcement that it has joined with Intel, Wind River and others to promote an open-source infotainment and communications system platform based on Linux. Appears in July 2008 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Reliability Rankings from Consumer Reports Survey"
Using the magazine's Annual Car Reliability Survey results, we compare the carmakers' reliability in electrical systems, power equipment and audio. Appears in April 2008 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Nuance Communications, The Company Profile"
Speech recognition technology is finally mature enough for automotive applications. Nuance Communications' speech software, capable of voice destination entry, is rolling out in both embedded and portable navigation devices. Appears in November 2007 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Harman International Making Big News"
Harman’s sales were up 9.3% in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. Harman’s relationship with Mercedes--definitely in flux--might be a factor in the cancelled acquisition of Harman by KKR and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. Appears in October 2007 newsletter. $65.00
 
"FlexRay Moving SlowlyToward Volume Production"
Top engineers from Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volkswagen and Nissan brought us up to date on their plans for bringing FlexRay to production vehicles. Japanese carmakers will likely deploy FlexRay at a lower bit rate than the Germans. Appears in July 2007 newsletter. $65.00
 
"NXP Semiconductors, The Company Profile"
NXP, the former Philips Semiconductor division, is the world leader in car radio DSPs and car radio tuners. The company also offers a broad portfolio of in-vehicle networking ICs for CAN, LIN and FlexRay Appears in June 2007 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Consolidation Coming to Infotainment Industry"
In a market crowded with competitors, companies with strong brand names like Sony and Bose will have an edge. Appears in June 2007 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Pioneer Corp., The Company Profile"
Among the world's leading suppliers of car audio and navigation, Pioneer sees more OEMs offering premium, branded products. More integration of audio and navigation on the way. Appears in May 2007 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Domestic Japanese Shipments of Automotive Consumer Electronics Equipment, 2006"
JEITA tracks unit shipments of navigation, TV and audio systems, both OEM and aftermarket Appears in April 2007 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Reliability Rankings: Electrical, Power Equipment, Audio"
We compared carmakers' reliability ratings based on survey data published in Consumer Reports magazine. Asian carmakers lead. Appears in April 2007 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Domestic Japanese Shipments of Automotive Consumer Electronics Equipment, 2006"
JEITA tracks unit shipments of navigation, TV and audio systems, both OEM and aftermarket Appears in April 2007 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Radio Enhancements"
Digital amplifers, more capable DSPs and software defined radio are improving sound quality in car radios. Appears in April 2007 newsletter. $65.00
 
"2006 Roundup: Bosch, Brose, Continental, Gentex"
2006 year-end financial results for suppliers Bosch, Brose, Continental and Gentex Appears in April 2007 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Ford Sync Changes Infotainment Picture"
More evidence of a high tech revival at Ford: At CES 2007 Ford and Microsoft introduced a new infotainment platform based on Windows Automotive software. Appears in February 2007 newsletter. $65.00
 
"German Carmakers Agree to XML Standard for HMI"
Volkswagen Group companies, along with DaimlerChrysler and BMW developed a standard to specify human machine interface requirements for audio and navigation systems. Appears in December 2006 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Preh GmbH, The Company Profile"
Preh, a leading manufacturer of driver controls and switches, makes Audi's multifunction controller, the MMI. Appears in November 2006 newsletter. $65.00
 
"More Parts Branding Could Pay Off"
Some market research indicates consumers are interested in branded automotive parts, beyond high-end audio systems. Suppliers are taking their message directly to the car buyers. Appears in May 2006 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Visteon, The Company Profile (2006)"
With help from Ford and a major restructuring, Visteon looks likely to turn a profit in 2006. Current strategy aims to grow sales in Asia to equal sales to Ford by 2008. Appears in April 2006 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Domestic Japanese Shipments of Automotive Consumer Electronics Equipment 2005"
JETIA market data for car multimedia shipments. (short) Appears in March 2006 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Automotive HDDs: Not So Hot"
The market for automotive HDDs may not develop as quickly as hard-drive makers such as Toshiba and Seagate might like. Appears in February 2006 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Car Audio/Video Update from CES"
A look at new entertainment options coming from the Consumer Electronics Show. Appears in December 2005 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Harman International, The Company Profile (2005)"
Harman International is a world leader in high-end infotainment systems. Harman's expertise in integration reduces hardware requirements and costs. The company plans to increase sales of entry-level and driver assistance systems Appears in December 2005 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Dual Displays and iPods"
Linking iPods to audio/navigation systems is hot in Japan. Fujitsu Ten and Toyota developed a dual image display screen for navigation that can entertain the front passenger with DVD or TV while the driver views navigation info. Appears in November 2005 newsletter. $65.00
 
"CEA's MOST Aftermarket Gateway Fights Uphill Battle"
Aftermarket suppliers' dream of a gateway into a vehicle's E/E networks remains on hold. More carmakers implementing MOST would be a boost. Appears in November 2005 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Alpine Electronics, The Company Profile (09/05)"
Alpine's ten-year strategic plan emphasizes navigation, communications and driver assist products, while A/V sales are likely to flatten. Appears in September 2005 newsletter. $65.00
 
"XM Satellite Radio Holdings, The Company Profile"
XM Radio is the dominant player in the satellite radio business. XM will move beyond audio programming to location-based traffic and data services. Appears in June 2005 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Bose Corp. Moving Beyond Sound Systems"
Reclusive Bose appears to be developing multimedia/navigation products for the automotive OE market. Appears in April 2005 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Connection to Apple iPods Will Stay Proprietary"
Apple will keep its iPod connector and protocols proprietary. Carmakers are looking for a single solution to connect portable devices to the car's display, switches and speakers. Appears in February 2005 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Domestic Japanese Shipments of Automotive Consumer Electronics Equipment"
Table shows consumer electronics shipments growth from 2000 to 2004. Appears in February 2005 newsletter. $65.00
 
"BMW Sticks with iDrive; Audi's MMI a Success"
BMW reduces the complexity of iDrive for the 5 and 6 series but stands behind the much-maligned controller. Audi will likely use its multifunction controller, called MMI (Multi Media Interface), throughout the Audi line. Appears in September 2004 newsletter. $65.00
 
"iPod Comes to Cars"
The popular digital music player from Apple Computer can now be plugged into a car audio system. BMW offers dealer-installed adapter. Appears in July 2004 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Panasonic Automotive Systems, the Company Profile"
A Matsushita Electric Industrial company, Panasonic is transforming itself from a supplier of audio components to a multimedia systems integrator. Panasonic sees growth opportunities in rear seat entertainment and DVD Audio. Appears in December 2003 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Edmunds.com Rates Best Auto Sound Systems"
The popular website ranks car audio systems based on sound quality, user friendliness and features. (short) Appears in December 2003 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Panasonic Automotive Systems, the Company Profile"
A Matsushita Electric Industrial company, Panasonic is transforming itself from a supplier of audio components to a multimedia systems integrator. Panasonic sees growth opportunities in rear seat entertainment and DVD Audio. Appears in December 2003 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Delphi Corp., The Company Profile (11/03)"
The world's largest automobile parts supplier makes 18% of revenue from its Electronics and Mobile Communications sector, the sector formerly known as Delphi Delco Electronics. Passive occupant detection, diesel engine controls and satellite radios are some of Delphi's hottest product areas today. Appears in November 2003 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Pioneer Corp., The Company Profile (09/03)"
Pioneer is the worldwide market leader in CD receivers today. The company is looking to expand OEM sales to 40% of its car electronics business in the next five years. Appears in September 2003 newsletter. $65.00
 
"iBiquity Digital, The Company Profile"
iBiquity's HD Radio, based on the company's proprietary IBOC technology is the only FCC approved digital broadcasting option in the U.S. Carmakers will start factory installation of digital radios in 2005. Appears in May 2003 newsletter. $65.00
 
"DAB in the Slow Lane in Europe"
Digital audio broadcasting based on Eureka 147 has yet to catch on widely in Europe. Ford just began offering DAB car radios at U.K. dealerships. Appears in May 2003 newsletter. $65.00
 
"CEA Forecasts U.S. Mobile Audio, Video, Nav and Vehicle Security"
Graphics show the Consumer Electronics Association's forecasts through 2006. Appears in February 2003 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Visteon, The Company Profile (2002)"
The transition to independent supplier has been tough for Visteon. New business is needed to replace what Ford is sourcing elsewhere. Appears in December 2002 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Harman International, The Company Profile (2002)"
The audio systems supplier is focusing on sales of integrated systems to OEMs. New contracts with Mercedes will contribute to future automotive sales growth. Appears in May 2002 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Blaupunkt, The Company Profile"
The mobile electronics division of Bosch is looking for OEM business in North America. Appears in April 2002 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Mobile Electronics Industry Pushes Surround Sound at CES 2002"
The mobile electronics industry hopes consumers enjoyment of surround sound at home will lead to demand for surround in vehicles. Appears in February 2002 newsletter. $65.00
 
"J.D. Power and Associates 2001 Audio Quality Report"
Alpine and Visteon scored well in J.D. Power and Associates' most recent survey. Appears in December 2001 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Strategy Analytics Estimate of In-Car Audio Market Shares"
Graphic shows audio market shares in the U.S. and Europe. Appears in April 2001 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Digital Radio Broadcasting"
The feature article looks at the future of satellite radio broadcasting and digital terrestrial AM/FM broadcasting. Appears in April 2001 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Strategy Analytics Estimate of In-Car Audio Market Shares"
Graphic shows audio market shares in the U.S. and Europe. Appears in April 2001 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Car Video Takes Off in the U.S."
Mobile video goes from niche market to mainstream. Factory-installed entertainment systems will see rapid growth. Appears in February 2001 newsletter. $65.00
 
"MOST Definitely Aboard"
MOST may become the automotive standard for high-speed digital audio and video communications networks. Appears in November 2000 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Aftermarket Autosound Up 11%"
The Consumer Electronics Association's latest market data Appears in September 2000 newsletter. $65.00
 
"MP3 Audio Onboard"
Car audio systems will soon use solid-state memory to story compressed audio files. Appears in June 2000 newsletter. $65.00
 

 

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