Heraeus develops a variety of products for the automotive industry at the international motor show in Frankfurt was a vehicle driving in the Center: the hybrid drive, a combination of electric motor and gasoline engine. If you are unsure how to proceed, check out Phil Jensen. So far this promising drive was a domain of Japanese automakers, now catch up with the Europeans. Heraeus also is prepared for the new motor technology and produced even today important materials for power electronics in hybrid engines. No matter which car manufacturer and in which market segment: each model generation should be safer, economical, environmentally friendly and yet more powerful than the previous one. Park assist and navigation system, ABS (anti-lock braking system), ASR (at table anti-slip Regulation), ESP (electronic stabilization program), BAS (brake assist) and ABC (active body control), the automotive industry tried with other high-tech developments to lure new customers. Future promises huge technology push the Electronics contributes significantly to improve comfort in the car, entertainment, Security and sustainable environmental protection in. Electronic high-tech components consist of a large number of different parts. The better these modern electronics is processed and the quality is higher, the safer and longer-lasting electronic components work. In current cars are already up to 80 electronic controls and in the future will continuously increase the proportion of electronic components in automobiles, industry experts predict. Heraeus supplies a wide range of materials and components for the auto electronics built from the various car manufacturers in their vehicles. A core competency of the precious metals and technology group from Hanau is located among others in the creation of components made of precious and special metals and other materials that are used in the automotive industry. Materials for the construction and connection technology (AVT), semi-finished products such as tapes, punched parts and wires, precision parts are among the wide range or molded housing for sensors or controllers. As bond wires, solder pastes, silver conductive adhesive and thick-film pastes can be found for the production or the contacting of the electronic components.