Archive for July, 2018

GM Wins Altair Enlighten Award’s Full-Vehicle

By on July 30, 2018 in IN THE NEWS
GM Wins Altair Enlighten Award’s Full-Vehicle

This year’s winner of the Altair Enlighten Award’s full-vehicle category is General Motors’ 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, which weighed in at an impressive 450 pounds (204.5 kilograms) lighter than its predecessor. The award, given out by Altair and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), honors the greatest achievements in vehicle-weight savings each year. Inspiring interest from […]

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McLaren CEO Touts Lighter Vehicles

By on July 16, 2018 in IN THE NEWS
McLaren CEO Touts Lighter Vehicles

The CEO of McLaren Automotive, known for its high-performance sports cars, is urging the British automotive industry to embrace lightweighting. Mike Flewitt said it is no longer a “power race,” rather a “weight race.” While powertrain innovation plays a key role, Flewitt maintains that aligning with lightweighting will improve performance while decreasing the ecological impact […]

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Eliminating a Vexing Problem — Fog on Headlights

Eliminating a Vexing Problem — Fog on Headlights

Imagine an automotive lamp that is fog free and weighs less than a conventional one. Hyundai Mobis did more than imagine. It developed new materials that fend off fog and slash weight by 20 percent. It took only 18 months start of finish for Hyundai Mobis along with Initz (SK Chemical’s subsidiary), a Korean materials […]

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Lightweighting While Restoring a 1990 Porsche 911

By on July 10, 2018 in IN THE NEWS
Lightweighting While Restoring a 1990 Porsche 911

Singer is in the business of restoring Porsche 911s. When a client said he wanted better performance and a lower weight in his 1990 Porsche 911, Singer set out to deliver. It  brought in Williams Advanced Engineering to achieve the modifications needed to make the car lighter while making it run better. Not an easy […]

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