Convergence http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/70901/more en Hughes’ Ambitions 'Way Beyond Safety and Security,’ VP Tells Convergence http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/hughes-ambitions-way-beyond-safety-and-security-vp-tells-convergence <div class="field-byline"> James M. Amend </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To challenge OnStar’s industry-leading 2,000 advisors, Hughes earlier this month signed a contract with Concentrix, which will manage non-emergency calls with a field of 1,100 operators.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/hughes-ambitions-way-beyond-safety-and-security-vp-tells-convergence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/hughes-ambitions-way-beyond-safety-and-security-vp-tells-convergence#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Safety Technology Interiors Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Chrysler Daimler Suppliers Sales & Marketing Convergence Electronics Interior Supply Chain Vehicles & Technology Chrysler Daimler IBM OnStar Fri, 24 Oct 2008 20:18:00 +0000 8217 at http://wardsauto.com Change Is Good, Necessary, Conti Chief Says http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/change-good-necessary-conti-chief-says <div class="field-byline"> Tom Murphy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Continental Chairman Karl-Thomas Neumann says the industry can benefit from the global economic crisis, that the Tata Nano must be taken seriously and Chrysler pairing with another OEM will be “good for us.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/change-good-necessary-conti-chief-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/change-good-necessary-conti-chief-says#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Safety Technology Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Convergence Electronics Finance Supply Chain Consolidation Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:07:00 +0000 30225 at http://wardsauto.com Electronics Driving Future Automotive Systems http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/electronics-driving-future-automotive-systems <div class="field-byline"> Derek Stark </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With a wave of a hand, a driver or passenger can turn on interior lights or control the navigation screen though the use of motion sensors.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/electronics-driving-future-automotive-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/electronics-driving-future-automotive-systems#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Safety Technology Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Convergence Electronics Vehicles & Technology Thu, 23 Oct 2008 16:42:00 +0000 30695 at http://wardsauto.com Ford, Microsoft Partnership Symbolic of New Business Model http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-microsoft-partnership-symbolic-new-business-model <div class="field-byline"> James M. Amend </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The germination of Sync illustrates how the auto industry continues to move from an OEM-supplier relationship based on price and on-time delivery to a more collaborative model.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-microsoft-partnership-symbolic-new-business-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/ford-microsoft-partnership-symbolic-new-business-model#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Safety Technology Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Ford Suppliers Management & Strategy Convergence Electronics Vehicles & Technology Ford Thu, 23 Oct 2008 13:38:00 +0000 10799 at http://wardsauto.com Reporter’s Notebook: Show Me the Way to San Jose http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-show-me-way-san-jose <div class="field-byline"> Ward&amp;#8217;s Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ward’s writers pass along the buzz at this week’s 2008 Convergence Transportation Electronics Conference.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-show-me-way-san-jose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/reporter-s-notebook-show-me-way-san-jose#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Safety Technology Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Management & Strategy Convergence Electronics IBM Wed, 22 Oct 2008 20:02:00 +0000 12069 at http://wardsauto.com ON Semiconductor Debuts New CAN Interface http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/semiconductor-debuts-new-can-interface <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new transceiver expands on the company’s range of in-vehicle networking parts and is compatible with transceiver circuits from rival semiconductor suppliers.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/semiconductor-debuts-new-can-interface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/semiconductor-debuts-new-can-interface#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Safety Technology Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Convergence Electronics Supply Chain auto suppliers Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:39:00 +0000 10102 at http://wardsauto.com Tiny MEMS Sensors Hold Big Potential http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/tiny-mems-sensors-hold-big-potential <div class="field-byline"> Mike Sutton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The micro-electromechanical system technology holds vast potential because of its miniscule size and ability to operate without an electrical current, says Custom Sensors & Technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/tiny-mems-sensors-hold-big-potential" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/tiny-mems-sensors-hold-big-potential#comments Public News & Analysis Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Safety Technology Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Suppliers Convergence Electronics Product Development Supply Chain Vehicles & Technology Wed, 22 Oct 2008 15:14:00 +0000 10113 at http://wardsauto.com Yazaki Sees Promise in Green Prototype Material http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/yazaki-sees-promise-green-prototype-material <div class="field-byline"> Christie Schweinsberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The supplier is using the natural fiber kenaf as a bioplastic in combination with petroleum-derived polypropylene commonly used in interior applications.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/yazaki-sees-promise-green-prototype-material" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/yazaki-sees-promise-green-prototype-material#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Suppliers North America Industry North America Manufacturing Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Convergence Manufacturing Technology Wed, 22 Oct 2008 15:10:00 +0000 18995 at http://wardsauto.com Preh Unveils Son of iDrive http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/preh-unveils-son-idrive <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Preh’s new iDrive features seven separate buttons and/or rocker switches to provide fast and direct access to core functions and menu prompts.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/preh-unveils-son-idrive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/preh-unveils-son-idrive#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Safety Technology Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Convergence Electronics Vehicles & Technology Ford F-150 Preh Tue, 21 Oct 2008 22:54:00 +0000 9816 at http://wardsauto.com Virtual Instrumentation Gaining in Popularity http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/virtual-instrumentation-gaining-popularity <div class="field-byline"> Byron Pope </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Auto makers are just beginning to grasp the full potential of virtual displays and are coming up with new and innovative ways to utilize the technology in order to differentiate their products.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/virtual-instrumentation-gaining-popularity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-analysis/virtual-instrumentation-gaining-popularity#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry North America Safety Technology Technology 2008 Special Report Miscellaneous News & Analysis Auto Makers Suppliers Convergence Electronics Vehicles & Technology Suppliers Tue, 21 Oct 2008 22:18:00 +0000 38578 at http://wardsauto.com