PARIS – Several auto makers in Europe that collaborated on Automotive Open System Architecture (Autosar) electronic standards now are trying to develop open-source software that will let consumers download cheaper, up-to-date navigation and infotainment applications. Customers want the latest features and gimmicks in their cars, but the problem for auto makers is consumer-electronics innovation is so much faster than vehicle development, says Philippe Colliot, an innovation manager at PSA ...

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