The recent Automotive World Megatrends Magazine Q4 2014 – The Freight Efficiency Issue discusses the trucking industry, urban mobility, connected vehicles as well as the evolution of plug-in hybrid vehicles and how all of these relate to freight efficiency. Automotive Megatrends Magazine is provides insight into key, focused topics but also provides perspective into the future of the automotive industry.
In this issue Ducker Worldwide’s Abey Abraham explores the trend of vehicle lightweighting. The impending United States mandated and emissions and fuel economy targets have caused significant OEM focus on achieving lower vehicle weight.
This article includes:
- OEM evaluation options towards meeting mandates
- Materials, including aluminum, steel and iron, and their effect on vehicle weight
- Current material utilization trends
- Next generation steel and aluminum forecast
To view a copy of this article you can download the recent Automotive Megatrends issue at automotivemegatrends.com.