May 2011 Newsletter
Open Source Software Moving into Infotainment
Open source software products such as Linux, Genivi and HTML5 are beginning to have an impact in the automotive industry, especially in infotainment.

48-Volt Initiative by German Five on Docket at Ludwigsburg
Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen will soon formally announce their cooperative initiative to develop a 48-volt bus. 12-volt systems are no longer adequate.

Ludwigsburg Auto Electronics Conference Recommended
Excellent conference organized by German carmakers and suppliers coming up in Ludwigsburg, June 7-8. (short)

Elektrobit (EB), The Company Profile
While still small, embedded software and tools supplier EB is well positioned to benefit from the rapid growth in automotive software: EB is planning on 20% annual growth for the next five years. Strongest product sector will be driver assistance.

Body Control Module Update
Body control tends to keep a low profile, but increasing vehicle complexity is driving lots of innovation in this domain.



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