AutoFocus #18: 2012
Welcome to AutoFocus, the global e-newsletter bringing you the latest on high performance polymer solutions in Automotive.
In this issue we explore metal-replacement opportunities in transmissions—typically off-limits to plastics—and highlight the results of a unique collaboration model for an extended-range electric vehicle. These plus lightweighting features show how, together, we can help drive sustainable mobility. As I learned at an automotive industry leadership conference last week—2050 is now, so the need is urgent.
You will also notice we've linked our features to our updated automotive website. We continue to present ideas to improve vehicle sustainability by system, but we've also organized our extensive materials science portfolio to focus on lightweighting, engine efficiency, bio-based solutions, electrification and alternative drive systems to help develop low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles without compromising performance, safety, comfort or cost.
We hope this edition—and our new website—captures your attention and generates new ideas. As always, we invite your comments using this contact us form.
Mike Day, DuPont Automotive North America Development Director