April 2003 Newsletter
AAA Mulls Big Telematics Play
AAA is seriously considering re-entering the telematics business.

New Auto Electronics Applications Sustain Auto Semi Market
Despite industry-wide pressure to reduce prices, auto semiconductor makers report business is still healthy--thanks to integration and increased electronics content in vehicles. Includes graph, "Worldwide Automotive Semiconductor Market Demand 1995 to 2006 in $ Millions," from Strategy Analytics.

Worldwide Automotive Semiconductor Market Demand 1995 to 2006 ($ Millions)
Graph based on Strategy Analytics forecast.

New Report from SRD Looks at Telematics and Navigation in Japan
Excerpts from "Japan Car Navigation and Telematics Market 2003" include Global In-Car Computing Market by Year, by Region and by Product; and 2002 Navigation Equipment Market Share by Supplier.

Valeo, The Company Profile (4/03)
Still a world leader in clutches, engine cooling, wipers and lighting, Valeo is bringing new, high-tech products to market including Bending Light, Active IR Camera Systems, Blind-Spot Detection, Lane-Departure Warning and Ultrasonic Park Assist.

Consumer Reports Critical of HIDs
Consumer Reports magazine finds that any benefits of high intensity discharge lighting are overshadowed by the glare problems HIDs create.



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