PARIS – New functions fueling the growth of European automotive electronics depend more on software than hardware, and in the next decade software likely will pass wiring harnesses as the second most expensive component of a car after the engine, industry experts say. Some 6% of the cost of a European car already is software, says analyst Andrew Lee of Frost & Sullivan, and it will grow to 15% by 2015. "More complex software will enable systems to do more, rather than new hardware ...

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