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Supplier innovations are central to winning the ongoing war with NVH-noise, vibration and harshness. The battle started decades ago and will certainly increase in the future. This is an engineering realm with numerous tradeoffs involving total piece cost, capital cost, stranded fixed capital, tooling complexity/count, system optimization, flexibility, intellectual property and even downstream warranty. But because NVH (more accurately, the lack of it) has direct impact on the end customer, it has become a commitment rather than an option across vehicle segments.