The “interior module,” as the auto industry has come to know it, has just gotten more complex. Until now, the rapidly-growing module primarily included cosmetic items — seats, carpet, door panels, headliners and instrument panels. But with Lear Corp.'s $2.3 billion purchase of wiring specialist United Technologies Automotive, the interior module now can include the electrical architecture hidden under the carpet and inside doors that is so critical to the conveniences drivers expect, such ...

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