September 2007 newsletter
Thermoelectric Devices Promise Energy Savings
First used in heated and cooled seats, thermoelectric technology could be used to convert wasted exhaust heat to electrical energy.

High Copper Prices Give Rise to Aluminum Wiring
The high price of copper, together with the need to reduce vehicle weight, is prompting some carmakers to replace copper wiring with aluminum wherever possible. Battery cables are first.

Yazaki, The Company Profile
With 32% of the $28 billion global market, Yazaki is the world leader in automotive electrical distribution systems. New small gauge wire provides packaging and weight advantages in luxury vehicles.

Porsche's Uwe Michael on Automotive Electronics
Porsche's top electrical/electronics engineer is laser-focused on Porsche quality, and it shows.



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