PARIS – European auto makers pushing for lower electronics costs long-ago seized on the idea of standardization for non-competitive areas. And the Autosar (Automotive Open System Architecture) initiative, a German-led consortium uniting OEMs and suppliers from all tiers, is a key program in the movement toward common automotive electrical/electronic architectures. However, different definitions of “non-competitive” will limit results. “Autosar is a good idea, especially to have ...

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