U.S. suppliers, acting through the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Assn., reportedly are seeking $20.5 billion in aid from the federal government to survive the economic downturn. The suppliers are asking for $10 billion in direct loans from the U.S. government and another $10.5 billion that would flow through the Detroit Three auto makers. Inilex Inc. is supplying Ford, Lincoln and Mercury owners with its global-positioning system-based SmartAlert products, which provide nationwide ...

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