Webinar: Technology Grand Prix: Racing Towards Automotive’s Future
July 17, 2012
As the automotive industry evolves in the face of increasingly strict fuel economy and emission standards, a variety of emerging technologies transform the automotive landscape. Novel materials, vehicles, and fuels rapidly scale up in markets across the globe backed by multinational OEMs like Toyota and GM, materials companies like 3M and DuPont, and oil & gas companies like Shell and BP. These innovations – including material light weighting, plug in electric vehicles, compressed natural gas vehicles, and cellulosic ethanol – are competitive in terms of cost, fuel economy, and government support and often complimentary. Here, we will examine both incremental technical improvements and novel emerging technologies across our Advanced Materials, Electric Vehicles, and Alternative Fuels Intelligence domains to map out the future of the automotive industry in various geographies, and for the spectrum of stakeholders in the value chain.
Advanced lightweight structural metals and composites