SAE 2012 World Congress (2): parts and material suppliers
FEV and IAV exhibit range extenders; material suppliers introduce lightweight materials
The SAE 2012 World Congress held on April 24 to 26, 2012, in Detroit, USA. This report summarizes the exhibition by parts and material suppliers. This year's theme is "Get connected". At this SAE, technologies that connect vehicles with infrastructure, the Internet, and smart grid, which promote the automotive industry, are also exhibited. The number of OEMs exhibited was six, same as in 2010 and 2011. Yet, the number of suppliers and material suppliers that showcased their products declined substantially from about 140 last year to about 100. There were about 300 exhibition booths before Lehman's fall.
Related Report: SAE 2012 World Congress (1): OEMs' exhibits