|New Materials and Technologies for Automotive Applications IX
The automotive industry ranks third among the most innovative ones and has been experiencing a huge development and transformation in recent years. Legislation and society push the boundaries and demand for more safety and fewer emissions to the environment. Developments in comfort and safety features and a reduction in vehicle fuel consumption are part of the focus of the sector. New engine designs, lighter steels and alternative materials to it, different sources for tire materials as well as automated features for a safer driving concentrate the efforts of private companies and public institutions. Not only traditional carmakers are competing in this race but new players are also showing up in different sectors. This newsletter reviews recent innovations in materials and technologies for automotive applications.