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Content posted in October 2011
ECIA Coverage: Let Your Customers Innovate
Electronic News & Comment 
10/26/2011  6 comments
If your engineering team is looking for fresh, creative ideas, you may need to look no further than your customers.
Multicore Comes to Automotive Powertrain
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10/25/2011  6 comments
Multicore microcontrollers (MCUs), already popular in safety-related applications, may be about to move into the automotive powertrain market.
Automotive Electronics: Do We Really Need All This Stuff?
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10/21/2011  36 comments
While EEs are struggling to find ways to simplify electrical architectures, the number of automotive features and functions keeps rising.
Chevy Trucks Load Up on Internet Connectivity
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10/19/2011  7 comments
Chevrolet's 2012 Silverado will offer an iPod-sized router to help contractors turn their pick-up trucks into mobile offices.
Video: Cadillac Unveils 'Intuitive' Vehicle Infotainment
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10/18/2011  5 comments
Cadillac this week rolled out an in-vehicle dashboard hub that enables users to operate entertainment and information controls with gestures and touches.
Car Connectivity Standard Puts Smartphones in Driver's Seat
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10/6/2011  7 comments
The Car Connectivity Consortium unveiled an open standard last week that's aimed at making it easier for vehicle head units and smartphones to communicate.
Renesas Recounts Japan Earthquake Recovery
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10/5/2011  3 comments
Renesas Electronics recovered from the March earthquake in Japan in just six months, but the company believes it could be done in three.
ESC: Auto Industry Needs to Innovate
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10/3/2011  9 comments
An expert panel at the Embedded Systems Conference said automakers need to step up the pace of innovation in energy efficiency, and they will need suppliers to help them do it.




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