GM swaps motorized actuator for smart shape memory alloy to intelligently reduce weight on 2014 Corvette

GM recently announced that its 2014 Chevrolet Corvette will use a shape memory alloy wire in place of a motorized actuator for opening and closing the trunk hatch vent. Shape memory alloys – typically made of copper-aluminum-nickel or nickel-titanium – are able to reversibly change shape in response...

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