December 2008/January 2009
DSRC and Vehicle Infrastructure Integration in Trouble
Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications networks can reduce accidents, lower fuel consumption, save money and improve traffic flow. But in this global recession, who will supply the funding?
Detroit Startup ElectroJet Could Soon Take Off
A small Michigan company with electronic fuel injection technology, ElectroJet is on the verge of booking big orders with Chinese and Indian motorcycle manufacturers.
Denso, The Company Profile
Even Denso, the world's largest automotive parts supplier that earns nearly half its revenue from Toyota, faces a challenging 2009. Sales are expected to fall 18% in the coming fiscal year.
Automotive Internet Applications Update
At the 2008 ITS World Congress in New York, Mercedes demonstrated a prototype of myCOMAND, its Internet-based infotainment system.
Japanese Automotive Electronics Conference, July 2009
The second annual Automotive Technology International conference takes place in Yokohama from July 15 to July 17. Check with
Nikkei Business Publications
for more information.
CO2 Reduction from Electrical System Improvements
A paper from Infineon lists the CO2 reduction and fuel efficiency improvement from electrical system upgrades such as adding pulse width modulation, replacing bulbs with LEDs and using electric power steering. (table only)
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