March 2002 Newsletter
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.
IDB-C Ready, Carmakers Aren't
Carmakers don't seem to see the benefits of, or the need for IDB-C.
Electronic Toll Collection Rolls Out in Japan
A report by the Fuji Chimera Research Institute finds that the roll out of ETC in Japan is going slower than expected.
R.L. Polk Survey: Consumers Want Hands-Free Cellular
R.L. Polk's findings on consumers'level of interest in new features (short)
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.
GM Night Vision Slows--High Cost Limits Market
Demand for high-priced night vision systems, available on the Cadillac DeVille, slows.
Mandatory DRLs in the U.S.? Don't Hold Your Breath
GM is petitioning NHTSA to make DRLs mandatory in the U.S.
Yazaki Group, The Company Profile (03/02)
Yazaki, the world's largest wiring harness maker is finding ways to add value to its core product. (03/02)
2002 J.D. Power Study on Emerging Automotive Technologies
Compares J.D. Power and Associates Emerging Technologies surveys for Europe and the U.S.
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