Materials for Future Automotive Body Structures

The body of a car, including the interior, accounts for nearly 40% of the car's total weight and offers a high potential for lightweight construction. If the body mass is reduced, in theory, a secondary mass reduction can be realized. For example, the chassis, brakes, and gears can be designed to be smaller and lighter, resulting in a reduction in the weight of the car.

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