Whether it is steel, aluminum, glass, plastic, magnesium , or something else, you’re going to find it in a car or truck and you’re going to find it here. Even wood. Really.
Plastic may not be in the news as much as some automotive materials these days, but its gram-by-gram assimilation could accelerate dramatically.
Here is a photographic tour of the recently opened Jaguar Land Rover engine plant in the West Midlands.
While Ford has reset the stakes in the light-duty pickup market with the aluminum-intensive F-150, that’s not the whole story of what they’ve done to this new generation of America’s best-selling vehicle.
The engineers at Zenos Cars have combined recycled carbon fiber, drinking straws and aluminum to create a chassis for a low-volume sports car.
Jeff Sternberg—a chemist—is helping automakers achieve their lightweight objectives as he is DuPont’s global automotive technology director.
Hyundai has been offering its Tucson Fuel Cell crossover in Southern California since June 2014.
Sometimes it seems that other industries are in some ways more progressive than auto.
The recent Buick TV ads—the one with the creepy neighbors with high-powered binoculars (!) looking at the new Enclave (yeah, like you want the Peeping Tom community to be admiring your new wheels); the clueless friend and the remarkably clueless parking valet each trying to find the Buick in question (would you trust your car to a valet who doesn’t have the sense to hit the fob before running back and forth like a proverbial headless chicken?)—miss the point about Buick.