October 2004 Newsletter
AUTOSAR Standard Software Architecture Partnership Takes Shape
Carmakers stand to benefit from standard hardware and software. GM will join AUTOSAR as a core member. Japanese carmakers began JASPAR, with goals similar to AUTOSAR's.
Java--Few Auto Applications, Yet
Despite the hype two or three years ago about Java for automotive applications, so far, only BMW and Hyundai have Java on the road. Siemens VDO developed a Java-based navigation and infotainment system for BMW.
Lear Corp., The Company Profile (10/04)
The seating and interiors supplier gets 14% of its revenue from electrical and electronic products, mostly wiring. Lear's promising E/E products include smart junction boxes, field-sensing switches, occupant detection and laser night vision.
Yano Research Forecasts Japanese Vehicle Security Market
Yano Research Institute sees the market for antitheft equipment reaching ¥71.8 billion ($645 million) in 2010. (short, with graph)
Siemens Navigation in Production Vehicles
Table shows model and make of 2004 vehicles with Siemens VDO navigation.
In-Vehicle Entertainment Market Forecast
Strategy Analytics' data for TV and DVD, by region. (short, with table)
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