Solid Metal Soul
Steel, aluminum, magnesium, TWIP (Twinning-Induced Plasticity) and composite solutions such as carbon fiber. Today’s cars are still around 75% metal. The challenge faced by the researchers at FCA’s Global Materials Labs is to find new materials that are lighter, stronger and capable of deforming on impact to absorb energy. The objective is to improve the safety and sustainability of the cars of the future.