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Researchers map rough road to reducing vehicle weightDec. 27, 2016
Plastics have seen increased opportunities to get onto North American-made cars and trucks as automakers work to improve their fleets' fuel economy. But the real growth lies ahead, when the need to reduce mass from today's cars climbs to 15 percent and higher.
New steels, execs say, save weightAug. 3, 2015
Audi and BMW officials detailed a mixed-materials approach to lightweighting automobile bodies Monday at the seminars, saying they will use a combination of steel, aluminum and carbon fiber to save weight.
How BMW slimmed down its redesigned 2016 7 seriesAug. 3, 2015
BMW's redesigned 2016 7-series sedan required a long list of weight-saving techniques to drop 290 pounds from its previous-generation weight. They included switching to lighter-weight tires, adopting a new vehicle acoustics material that weighs less, changing suppliers where necessary to find lighter solutions, and even redesigning parts that BMW had already previously redesigned to cut weight.