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WINNER: Solid-state junction box saves weight

Lear Corp.
What: Solid-state junction box to replace fuse and relay boxes
Innovation: Lear replaced the traditional combination junction box and fuse box with solid-state electronics. The solid-state box eliminates relays and cuts weight 70 percent. Placement is flexible because drivers need not access it, eliminating human tampering. The solid-state single board can be easily reconfigured for changes in electronic systems on various models.
First customer: Fisker Automotive, for the Fisker Karma, 2011
Web site: lear.com