July/August 2005 Newsletter
BMW Leads in Chassis Control--FlexRay Network is Key Enabler
Beginning with electronic damping, BMW intends to use FlexRay to replace CAN in chassis systems. Eventually integrated chassis functions will be controlled with one central ECU.

Software Process Standards Gaining Influence
Carmakers and suppliers are turning to CMMI and SPICE to improve software development processes. Includes table "CMMI/SPICE Activity in the Automotive Industry," which lists carmakers' and suppliers' favored process model, current maturity levels and goals.

Vector Informatik, The Company Profile
Vector provides networking and auto electronics development tools and software components to a broad customer base. Vector tools support CAN, LIN, MOST and FlexRay networks.



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