October 2007 Newsletter
Top German EEs Discuss Future Auto Electronics
The top electrical engineers at BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen spoke with Paul Hansen about which new technologies in active safety, fuel efficiency, HMI, data communications and connectivity show the most promise for future vehicles.
2008 Feature Highlights
Consumers value safety features more than fuel economy, according to recent surveys. More radar- and camera-based driver assistance systems will be on the road in 2008.
Telelogic, The Company Profile
As vehicle software complexity continues to rise, more carmakers will adopt tools like
DOORS and Rhapsody. IBM is in the process of acquiring Telelogic.
Harman International Making Big News
Harmanís sales were up 9.3% in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007. Harmanís relationship with Mercedes--definitely in flux--might be a factor in the cancelled acquisition of Harman by KKR and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
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