October 2006 newsletter
AUTOSAR Standard Software Platform Only a Matter of Time
BMW and PSA are the first carmakers to commit to using the AUTOSAR software platform in production vehicles, beginning in 2008.
Toyota Developing Its Own Operating System
Toyota's new operating system will replace Windows CE in G-Book telematics units.
TRW Automotive, The Company Profile
TRW Automotive expects healthy growth in active safety products such as electronic stability control, brake assist, radar ACC and lane-keeping systems.
Harman International Year-End Results, New Business
Harman closed its fiscal year in June 2006 with sales up 5%. New business includes hard drive infotainment for Chrysler and MOST components for Toyota.
Rear Seat Entertainment Market Slows
Growth in DVD-based rear seat entertainment has cooled. Portable devices impact both OEM and aftermarket sales. Includes table "Aftermarket Mobile Video and Navigation Total U.S. Forecast" from the Consumer Electronics Association
J.D. Power and Associates Survey New Car Feature Interest
J.D. Power's Emerging Technology Survey results for the U.S., Europe and Japan.
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