DETROIT – Like the early bird snatching a tasty meal, auto suppliers stand a better chance at winning new business if they introduce unique technology to auto makers near the beginning of new-vehicle programs. That is the consensus of four program directors for North America's top auto makers during a panel discussion on product creation Aug. 30 at the AutoTech conference hosted here at Cobo Center by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). Today, auto makers are welcoming suppliers ...

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