March 2009 Newsletter
Internet Radio Use in Cars Will Grow
Internet radio in cars will take off quickly when the cost of smartphone data plans comes down. Ford and another major carmaker are working with Internet radio provider Pandora on integrating Pandora's music streaming into their infotainment systems.
2008 Roundup—North American Suppliers in Trouble
Some North American suppliers are fighting to survive as carmakers cut production volumes. 2008 year end financial results for Autoliv, Delphi, Lear, TRW Automotive and Visteon
STMicroelectronics, The Company Profile
STMicroelectronics offers the broadest line of automotive semiconductor products in the industry. ST aims to oust Freescale as the number-one supplier of automotive semiconductors in the next five years.
BMW Takes Open Source Infotainment Platform Public
GENIVI, BMW's open source infotainment collaboration with Intel and Wind River, is recruiting more participants. GM, PSA, Magneti Marelli, Delphi and Visteon are already alliance members. Open source code wins praise from tier ones.
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