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Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-On-Board Equipment Collaboration

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Notice is hereby given that, on October 12, 2006, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), On-Board Equipment Collaboration (“OBEC”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) the identities of the parties to the venture and (2) the nature and objectives of the venture. The notifications were filed for the purpose of invoking the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.

Pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act, the identities of the parties to the venture are: BMW of North America, Inc., Woodcliff Lake, NJ; DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology North America, Inc., Palo Alto, CA; Delphi Corporation, Troy MI; ProSyst Software GmbH, GERMANY; Sirit Technology, Inc., Carrollton, TX; Volkswagen of America, Inc., Auburn Hills, MI; and DENSO International America, Inc., Southfield, MI. The general area of OBEC's planned activity is implementation of a vehicle on-board equipment subsystem as part of the development and deployment of a national infrastructure to enable data collection and exchange in real time between vehicles and between vehicles and the roadway.

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Patricia A. Brink,

Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.

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[FR Doc. 06-9360 Filed 11-22-06; 8:45 am]

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