September 2012 Newsletter
Germans Committed to 12/48-Volt Battery System
Energy demands in the car exceed the capability of 12-volt batteries. German carmakers will be first with 48-volt systems in production vehicles, starting in 2016.

Hyundai's Woong-chul Yang on Automotive Electronics
As head of automotive research for Hyundai, Dr. Yang has a clear view of the future of automotive electronics. Follow the Q&A with Paul Hansen.

Takata Corporation, The Company Profile
The world's second largest supplier of passive safety systems identifed three major strategic initiatives to counter the commoditization of airbags and seatbelts in the U.S, Europe and Japan.

Down-Market Migration of Advanced Features Well Underway
Advanced driver assistance systems, fuel-saving technology and connectivity features are penetrating more mid-sized and smaller vehicles.

IBM: Auto Industry Needs More Systems Engineering
IBM's Brett Hillhouse believes carmakers still lack a complete understanding of systems engineering and the benefits it can bring to their development processes.



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