November 2004 Newsletter
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.

SMaL Camera Technologies
SMaL Camera has two significant automotive production orders for its CMOS image sensor chips and camera assemblies.

Motorola ACES, The Company Profile
Motorola ACES sales represent just over 5% of total Motorola sales. ACES is the sole supplier of GM's OnStar telematics control units. ACES sees China as its fastest-growing market.

Motorola Pushes Switch Fabric Network
Motorola's Automotive Innovation Center is working to bring its switch fabric networking concept to the automotive industry.

Award-Winning Toyota Paper on Powertrain Development
Toyota's Tatehito Ueda and Akira Ohata take the top prize at Convergence 2004 for their paper on trends in future powertrain development and the evolution of powertrain control systems.

Fuel Economy Becoming Important to Consumers, Again
Rising gasoline prices in the U.S. have finally made new car buyers consider fuel economy when selecting a vehicle.

Renault Compares MOST to IEEE 1394
Table compares pros and cons of MOST vs. IEEE 1394

Automotive Electronics at CES 2005
Two additional automotive electronics meetings will be held in Las Vegas during the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show. Paul Hansen moderates a panel on aftermarket/OE partnership.



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