Exciting news! An incredible updated roadmap for future mobility was recently released, and it’s paving the way for automakers and their various suppliers to change the industry like never before. In light of emerging new mobility needs, environmental awareness, and the pursuit of a new level of innovation, this roadmap will provide a framework necessary to make this a success.
The roadmap for future mobility will serve as a guide across the entire sector, outlining recommended actions so that the industry can continue to innovate in ways that are both safe and cutting-edge.
Upon taking a closer look at the details, you’ll notice that this roadmap incorporates valuable information from the ACCESS framework, covering insights and opportunities available across each part of the framework.
This roadmap was created by the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division in close cooperation with both the automotive industry and the research community in an effort to outline the most comprehensive and effective path forward.
One of the big takeaways from the roadmap? Plastics and polymer composites are the way of the future when it comes to designing new models and facilitating entirely new mobility solutions. They will help enable the auto industry’s newest design and capability dreams to become reality by adding crucial safety and tech features to vehicles while minimizing or even reducing weight that compromises fuel efficiency. This not only means maintained (or increased) vehicle performance, but also reduced greenhouse gas emissions — combining technological advancements with sustainability.
“The future of personal mobility appears impossible without plastics and polymer composites,” said Gina Oliver, senior director of ACC’s Automotive Team, which developed the roadmap. “This roadmap provides our industry with a guide for coordinated, cross-sector action that will support automakers in creating the breakthrough innovations needed to achieve safe, modern mobility solutions.”
Another exciting takeaway from this roadmap for future mobility is the commitment to a more circular economy—recovering, repairing and refurbishing materials as part of the manufacturing process for new automobiles.
“Automotive plastics and polymer composites providers are excited to tackle the activities outlined in this roadmap,” said Oliver. “We look forward to working with automotive OEMs and suppliers, academic and national laboratory researchers, and government agencies to realize more affordable, accessible, sustainable, and environmentally responsible mobility solutions for all.”
Get all the details on the updated Roadmap for Future Mobility here: https://www.automotiveplastics.com/roadmap-for-future-mobility/