November 2007 Newsletter
Supercaps Show Promise in Automotive Applications
Supercapacitors can provide battery augmentation for stop-start and other high-current-using features and can store energy from recuperative brake systems. Maxwell Technologies is in the market early.

Fiat to Make Blue&Me Standard
After a rocky start, Microsoft is now making gains in the automotive market. Fiat Group's Blue&Me connectivity platform is based on Microsoft Auto software.

Nuance Communications, The Company Profile
Speech recognition technology is finally mature enough for automotive applications. Nuance Communications' speech software, capable of voice destination entry, is rolling out in both embedded and portable navigation devices.

Mentor Graphics' Tools Automate Wiring Harness Design
Optimized wiring harness design and automated synthesis of wiring are part of Mentor Graphics' unique harness design tool suite.

Hella's FY 2007 Sales Up 8%
Hella's electronics division produced more than one billion euros in sales in fiscal 2007.



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