April 2009 Newsletter
HEV Component Sourcing Limitations
U.S. carmakers in the market for inverters or traction motor assemblies for hybrids or electric vehicles must look to Asia or Europe; no U.S. sources available.

2008 European Supplier Roundup: Bosch, Conti, Valeo
Year-end financial results for Europe?s biggest auto electronics suppliers show recession?s effect.

Mentor Graphics, The Company Profile
Mentor Graphics CHS is the auto industry?s number-one electrical system design tool. New Autosar design tool just released.

Ludwigsburg Conference on Automotive Electronics
Make plans now to attend the annual Ludwigsburg conference on automotive electronics July 15-16. Network with top German EEs.

Freightliner's Predictive Cruise Control Saves Fuel
Freightliner trucks will be able to anticipate changes in road grades; two percent fuel-savings potential.

Consumer Reports' Reliability Survey
We use the survey results to rank carmakers? electrical, power equipment and audio system reliability.



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