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"Connected Car California"
At the upcoming Connected Car California conference, Paul Hansen will moderate a panel discussing autonomous driving. Panelists from Ford, Toyota, Peloton, Lextant and FASTR will participate. Appears in March 2017 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Detroit 3 EEs Consider Architectural Upgrades"
Top engineers from GM, Ford and FCA discuss what changes to expect in their next generation architectures. Appears in October 2016 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Interview with Ford's Jim Buczkowski"
Jim Buczkowski, Ford's highly respected electronics expert, talks about current industry trends and standards, Ford's challenges and changing relationships in the supply chain. Appears in October 2015 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
 
"Interview with Ford's Jim Buczkowski"
Jim Buczkowski, Ford's highly respected electronics expert, talks about current industry trends and standards, Ford's challenges and changing relationships in the supply chain. Appears in October 2015 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Device-to-Car Connectivity Still a Jumble"
Many protocols are available to link smartphones to head units but none has yet emerged as an industry standard. Appears in October 2013 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Telenav Inc., The Company Profile"
With more and more connected cars on the market, Telenav has targeted automotive as one of its strategic growth segments. In FY 2013, 37% of Telenav revenue was automotive. Appears in October 2013 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Device-to-Car Connectivity Still a Jumble"
Many protocols are available to link smartphones to head units but none has yet emerged as an industry standard. Appears in October 2013 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Traction Motors—IPM Machines Rule, Despite Scarcity of Dysprosium"
Interior permanent magnet motors provide an efficient, affordable, lightweight, compact solution for electric-motor powertrains. Experts from industry and academia weigh in. Appears in March 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
 
"Ford and Microsoft Back Together to Fix MyFord Touch"
Ford is again teaming with Microsoft to upgrade software on the problem-ridden Sync 2 (MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch) with touch screen interface. The new interface promises to be easier to operate and less distracting. Appears in December 2011 newsletter. $65.00
 
"TRW Automotive, The Company Profile"
TRW sees the market for radar and camera sensors finally taking off, as active safety systems become more affordable. Another major TRW product, electric power steering, will see 75% to 80% penetration in the U.S. and Europe by 2015, according to TRW. Appears in March 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
 
"Ford Sync 2 Launch Hits Difficulties"
Ford developed the second generation of Sync in house, without the aid of a tier one. Whether or not Ford's business model becomes an industry trend depends on the success of MyFord Touch. Appears in November 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
 
"Highlights from Carmakers Speak Panel"
During Convergence 2010 top EEs from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda and PSA discussed their challenges and how suppliers can help. Appears in November 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Ford Sync 2 Launch Hits Difficulties"
Ford developed the second generation of Sync in house, without the aid of a tier one. Whether or not Ford's business model becomes an industry trend depends on the success of MyFord Touch. Appears in November 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Highlights from Carmakers Speak Panel"
During Convergence 2010 top EEs from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda and PSA discussed their challenges and how suppliers can help. Appears in November 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
 
"Ford Sync 2 Launch Hits Difficulties"
Ford developed the second generation of Sync in house, without the aid of a tier one. Whether or not Ford's business model becomes an industry trend depends on the success of MyFord Touch. Appears in November 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
 
"Highlights from Carmakers Speak Panel"
During Convergence 2010 top EEs from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda and PSA discussed their challenges and how suppliers can help. Appears in November 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Ford Sync 2 Launch Hits Difficulties"
Ford developed the second generation of Sync in house, without the aid of a tier one. Whether or not Ford's business model becomes an industry trend depends on the success of MyFord Touch. Appears in November 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Convergence 2010, Be There"
Don't miss Convergence 2010, October 19-20. "Every technical session has an underlying theme of partnership," says K. Venkatesh Prasad, Ford Motor Co. Top EEs from seven major OEMs will make the Carmakers Speak Panel the best yet. Appears in July 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Nokia Makes Headway with Terminal Mode Car Interface"
Nokia has been working with the German carmakers and Fiat as well as Harman, Alpine, Continental and Magneti Marelli to develop its Terminal Mode software spec to integrate smartphone apps with vehicle displays and controls. Appears in June 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Change is Coming, Says OnStar's New President"
OnStar is preparing to meet the competition from connectivity platforms like Ford Sync head on. Watch for announcements of new features and an aggressive marketing campaign. Appears in May 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Methode Electronics Wins Ford's Touch Center Stack Business"
Ford is using Methode Electronics' field effect switches in its MyTouch control panels in the 2011 Edge and Lincoln MKX. Appears in April 2010 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Features and Functions in 2010"
Fuel efficiency is a top priority for all carmakers, but advanced safety and driver assistance features continue to trickle down from luxury models to affordable vehicles. Appears in November 2009 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Microsoft De-emphasizes Its Automotive Business"
Microsoft's elimination of its Automotive Business Unit signals a change in automotive product strategy. Appears in October 2009 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Are Detroit Three's Local EE Suppliers Strong Enough?"
There is concern in the industry about whether or not Detroit carmakers can regain market share without the support of a strong, financially stable, local supply base--currently unavailable in North America. Appears in September 2009 newsletter. $65.00
 
"More Reliable Traffic Data Still Needed"
The quality of real-time traffic data is improving, but skeptics wonder if there is a viable business model for providers such as Navteq and Inrix. Appears in May 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
 
"OEMs Gear Up for U.S. Telematics Market"
All major carmakers selling vehicles in the U.S. will offer telematics services by 2012 or sooner. New technologies, new business models on the way. Appears in February 2009 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Telematics Makes Progress"
Carmakers must add telematics features to embedded navigation that meet or exceed the capabilities of handheld devices. Appears in October 2008 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Johnson Electric, The Company Profile"
A Chinese company specializing in automotive motors, Johnson Electric has a solid balance sheet and has shown a profit every year since 1984. Ford, Behr and Delphi are the company's top automotive customers. Appears in September 2008 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Garmin Eyes OEM Market"
Like rival TomTom, PND market leader Garmin International is looking to expand into the OE navigation market. Garmin software enables navigation in Ford Works Solution. Appears in April 2008 newsletter. $65.00
 
"2008 Feature Highlights"
Consumers value safety features more than fuel economy, according to recent surveys. More radar- and camera-based driver assistance systems will be on the road in 2008. Appears in October 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
 
"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
 
"Big-Three Top EEs Speak"
The top EEs from GM, Ford and Chrysler share their insights on suppliers, active safety and more. Appears in June 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
 
"Electronics at Ford North America: Signs of Life"
Recent cuts at Ford did not hit electronics activities too badly. Ford will get more aggressive about adding new features and functions. Look for new safety and connectivity features coming soon. Appears in February 2006 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Six Carmakers Pick Standards"
Convergence panelists from Ford, GM, DaimlerChrysler, Nissan, Honda and Volkswagen indicate their companies' plans for using LIN, MOST, FlexRay, Safe-by-Wire, OSEK, AUTOSAR, Java, 1394 and Bluetooth in the next five to seven years. Appears in November 2004 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Ford Hosts Convergence 2004"
Make plans to attend the industry's biggest and best conference October 18 - 20, 2004. Ford's Dr. Gerhard Schmidt talks about Convergence and Ford's back to basics approach to electronics. Appears in September 2004 newsletter. $65.00
 
"LIN 2.0 Mux Spec Stirs Controversy"
The LIN Consortium released the LIN 2.0 standard for a low speed, in-vehicle serial data communications network. German carmakers have embraced the spec, GM and Ford want additional changes to enable lower cost implementations of LIN. Appears in February 2004 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Ford Money Crunch Stifles E/E"
Downsized E/E budgets at Ford have forced delays in new programs. Appears in July 2003 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Ford, Fiat and Renault Pull Out of AMI-C"
AMI-C is now down to five (from a high of 12)carmaker members, plus 30 supplier members. Appears in July 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
 
"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
 
"Ford Research Specs New Information and Entertainment Platform"
Ford will soon test a new platform for computing and communications aboard the vehicle. Appears in November 2002 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Telematics Players Scramble to Find Right Business Model"
One size does not fit all. Many telematics service providers and carmakers will not follow OnStar's subscription model. Appears in March 2002 newsletter. $65.00
 
"Code-Alarm Inc. Mini-Profile"
While mainly an aftermarket security supplier, Code-Alarm made a deal with Ford that includes Code-Alarm's remote starter as part of an option package on MY 2001 Ford vehicles. Appears in September 2001 newsletter. $65.00
 
"ATX Technologies, The Company Profile (4/00)"
Telematics service provider ATX, whose customers include Ford and Mercedes-Benz USA, projects service revenues of $1.39 billion by 2008. Appears in April 2000 newsletter. $65.00
 

 

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