Modeling Shows Automotive Material Lightweighting Saves Lives
New advocacy graphic demonstrates the roll of plastics and composite lightweighting in maintaining safety. Research shows that as cars lightweight, weight reductions alone can reduce traffic fatalities. More aggressive weight reductions than needed to achieve current proposed CAFE standards can save even more lives.Download PDF
Innovations in plastics are helping make cars light, energy efficient and safe
- A new manifold that increases horsepower 33%.
- A front grill that saves weight and 50 of former tooling costs.
- A single plastic part that reduces the need for 27 extra parts.
Investigation of Opportunities for Lightweight Vehicles Using Advanced Plastics and Composites
Pre-competitive research details opportunities for lightweighting using technologies available today.Learn More