26 Feb '13, 8pm

Fact of the day: electronic content represents 35% of the value of a car, expected to rise to 50% in the next decade

Fact of the day: electronic content represents 35% of the value of a car, expected to rise to 50% in the next decade

Despite a broad belief that cars and other vehicles are made elsewhere, the UK has a vibrant automotive manufacturing sector. According to auto industry trade association SMMT, there are seven volume car manufacturers and 19 manufacturers of commercial vehicles. Between them, they make more than 1.5million vehicles a year, most of which are exported. But that's just vehicle manufacturing; a range of organisations, or tiers, feeds products to the manufacturers – the so called oems – via the automotive supply chain. And electronics content is growing rapidly. According to Freescale, electronic content now represents more than 35% of the value of a car. The company believes this figure could rise to 50% or more in the next decade or so. And it is this opportunity that has prompted electronic systems trade association NMI to launch the Automotive Electronic Systems Innovation ...

Full article: http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-technology/au...

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