November 2011 Newsletter
MirrorLink Smartphone Standardization: Difficult
The MirrorLink connectivity standard is being closely followed by the automotive industry, but few carmakers or smartphone makers have fully committed to implementing it in the near future.

Sound Engineering for Electric Vehicles
Adding sound to electric vehicles is already mandated in some regions, but determining just what an EV should sound like presents some interesting challenges for carmakers. Renault has enlisted the aid of IRCAM to create a signature sound for the new Zoe.

S1nn GmbH & Co. KG, The Company Profile
A small German start-up believes its acoustics expertise and agility will help it fill a mid-price niche in the crowded infotainment domain.

J.D. Power and Associates? 2011 U.S. Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study
J.D. Power and Associates' survey shows that infotainment system problems increase with system complexity.



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