February 2009 newsletter
OEMs Gear Up for U.S. Telematics Market
All major carmakers selling vehicles in the U.S. will offer telematics services by 2012 or sooner. New technologies, new business models on the way.

Aftermarket Connectivity Disconnect
Aftermarket mobile electronics suppliers, locked out of vehicle bus systems, see a sharp decline in head unit sales. SEMA and CEA join forces to raise OEM interest in open architectures. What's in it for the carmakers?

Xilinx, The Company Profile
The automotive market for FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) is ramping up. Xilinx is targeting infotainment, driver information and driver assistance applications where FPGAs can help shorten development cycles and reduce overall system costs.

Eclipse Accident Recorder
At CES 2009, Fujitsu Ten showed its Eclipse Drive Recorder that automatically creates a 20-second visual and audio recording of an accident.

Bosch Jettisons Blaupunkt
Bosch has sold the Blaupunkt brand name, along with its aftermarket radio, speakers and antenna business, to the Aurelius Group.



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