Engines & Electrification Lightweight and strong, designed for today’s technology Today’s vehicles depend upon software to drive electronic components. Automotive OEMs and tier suppliers need state-of-the-art technologies as drive trains shift toward hybrid-electric, electric and fuel-cell technologies. With the electronic control unit (ECU) and transmission control unit (TCU), electronics have taken control of engine operation. The future will see electric drive technology in engines and related peripheral automobile systems. As electronics continue to overtake the mechanical operation of an automobile, Viking Plastics will design and manufacture the lightweight, strong engine parts that today’s technology demands.