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2013-04-16 08:22:12

New studies show a further reduction in body structure mass DETROIT, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest in a continuing series of research studies by WorldAutoSteel, strongly suggests that steel auto body structures in the near future can be as lightweight as today's aluminum bodies, while meeting all crash performance standards and at cost comparable to today's steel structures. The studies also show how car makers can form and fabricate sophisticated steel designs and...

2011-10-13 07:30:00

DETROIT, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association, with support from investor companies of the Steel Market Development Institute, today stressed the need to shift the basis of vehicle emissions regulations from tailpipe emissions to a total life cycle assessment (LCA). LCA considers emissions from all aspects of a vehicle's life including material and vehicle production, driving, and end-of-life-recycling and should become a factor...

2011-09-14 08:49:00

DETROIT, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life cycle assessment (LCA) is critical to fully understanding and reducing vehicle emissions, Cees ten Broek, WorldAutoSteel director, said today at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a joint press conference with engineering firm, EDAG International. ten Broek presented the results of a global steel industry initiative, FutureSteelVehicle (FSV), developed by EDAG and supported by investors of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI). "When vehicle...

2011-05-18 12:00:00

DETROIT, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), in collaboration with WorldAutoSteel, announced today the results of a three-year program to develop fully engineered, steel-intensive designs for electrified vehicles that reduce greenhouse gas emissions over their entire life cycle. The FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) program features steel body structure designs that reduce mass by more than 35 percent over a benchmark vehicle and reduce total life cycle...

2010-05-05 10:45:00

DETROIT, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldAutoSteel, supported by investors of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), unveiled key findings today on the progress of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2, a global steel industry effort to develop advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) architectures for electrified vehicles that reduce life cycle greenhouse gas emissions. The results presented at this year's Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar reveal seven AHSS optimized structural sub-systems...

2009-08-31 12:13:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary: Phase 1 technology and component evaluations complete; four technical specification options were considered: Future Steel Vehicle-1 (FSV) (battery electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle); and FSV-2 (plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle and fuel cell electric vehicle) Phase 2 vehicle concepts, to be completed in 2010, will provide optimized steel designs that meet or exceed future environmental, fuel economy, safety and...

2009-08-04 11:45:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldAutoSteel has released a( )second iteration of the automotive materials parametric Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) model, which allows for broader evaluations of automotive materials, powertrains, fuels and vehicle total energy consumed. Automakers can now more comprehensively evaluate material selection decisions and their effect on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with additional options for materials, emerging powertrains and fuel sources. The...

2009-04-28 12:33:00

Greener, Lighter, Safer Steel Vehicles Can Be Achieved Through New Vehicle Noise, Vibration and Harshness Approach DETROIT, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A study commissioned by WorldAutoSteel shows automotive engineers a new approach to design for noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) called "Hybrid Interior Noise Synthesis (HINS)." The study illustrates how vehicle components can be optimized for NVH performance and weight by applying the new approach and lightweight steel solutions....