November 2005 Newsletter
Jaspar Steps Up
The Jaspar consortium represents the common position of members Toyota, Honda and Nissan on FlexRay and Autosar--and in the future on microcontroller and tool standards.
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.
Freescale Semiconductor, The Company Profile
With 50 years experience in embedded processors and sensors, the Motorola SPS spin-off is the market leader in automotive semiconductors. Automotive accounted for 32% of company sales in 2004. Delphi and Visteon are among Freescales major customers.
Audi Electronics Center Built for Face-to-Face Communications
Audi's Ingolstadt building was designed for maximum communication among all work groups. Audi believes improved development processes will lead to improved vehicle quality.
Automotive Electronics Las Vegas
Mark your calendars for CES 2006 and Telematics Update's Consumer Telematics Seminar in Las Vegas, Jan. 4 - 8, 2006.
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.
VICS Still Growing in Japan
Graphic shows sales of VICS receivers through 2004.
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