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Behr Returns as SAE World Congress Exhibitor In 2011

TROY, Mich. Feb. 1, 2011 Behr America April 12-14 Detroit

After a three-year absence, Behr will return to the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) program with a 400-square-foot "island" display in the "Innovators Only" section of the show adjacent to exhibits by Ford and General Motors.

Heinz Otto Behr America

"Charging Forward Together" is the theme for this year’s SAE World Congress which will be hosted by General Motors.

Behr America Patti Kreh

Uwe Krueger North America

The Behr evaporator stores energy that can be used to help maintain cabin temperatures and air flow. That is especially important for hybrid vehicles equipped with a start-stop system where the A/C compressor shuts off during "stop" phases of operation with a negative impact on interior temperature levels and elimination of unpleasant odor.

Behr’s comfort-vent system allows drivers and passengers to individually regulate both airflow and temperature. The technology already has debuted on several European cars and Behr is looking forward to interest among North American customers as well.

"With Comfort Vent, drivers and passengers can set their own, individual ‘feel good’ airflow and temperature," Krueger said. "The system has more cooling power and is quieter when compared to other systems. It also optimizes cabin air quality."

A variety of Behr’s engine-mounted components contribute to new environmentally friendly gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles with significantly improved fuel economy. New charge-air coolers for turbocharged engines and engine-mounted charge-air coolers for gasoline engines enable engineers to downsize engines without compromising power.  

Products such as EGR coolers, exhaust heat-management systems and Visco clutches also provide for fuel efficiency improvements while making vehicles more environmentally sustainable.

"If we add up the fuel economy improvements of each of these various components, the savings are significant," added Krueger.

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