February 2004 Newsletter
LIN 2.0 Mux Spec Stirs Controversy
The LIN Consortium released the LIN 2.0 standard for a low speed, in-vehicle serial data communications network. German carmakers have embraced the spec, GM and Ford want additional changes to enable lower cost implementations of LIN.

Siemens VDO Adopts Huntsville Electronics
After years on the block, Chrysler's captive electronics supplier, Huntsville Electronics, was finally purchased by Siemens VDO.

Aisin Seiki, The Company Profile (2/04)
Aisin Seiki's top electrical/electronics products are electronically controlled transmissions, ABS and navigation systems. Promising new E/E products include intelligent parking assist systems, lane departure warning and hybrid powertrains. Toyota accounts for 70% of Aisin's sales.

2003 Roundup of North American Auto Electronics Suppliers
A look at the 2003 year end financial results of Autoliv, Delphi, Huntsville Electronics, Johnson Controls, Lear Corp., TRW Automotive and Visteon.

NHTSA Dynamic Rollover Test Results Say Nothing of ESC
NHTSA's recently completed dynamic tests of 25 MY 2004 SUVs revealed no information about the value of electronic stability control in preventing rollovers.

Electronic Stability Control Promoted in Japan
Bosch, Continental Teves and Advics have teamed up to promote the benefits of electronic stability control in Japan. Toyota found that vehicles with ESC were 35% less likely to be involved in single-vehicle accidents.



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