As the world of automobiles continues to grow, shift, and change with the times, surprising new trends are emerging that could have far-reaching implications for the world of automotive engineering, according to The Ohio State University.
Weight reduction is a huge consideration for all automakers today. Governmental regulations are requiring cars to be increasingly more fuel-efficient, and lowering the weight of cars wherever possible is an economical way to ensure that fuel efficiency guidelines are easy to pass.
The struggle for fuel economy is the future of car manufacturing. Federal fuel economy standards are becoming increasingly strict especially for newly manufactured vehicles. Emissions must be reduced, fuel economy increased, and sales must continue to rise.
Weight reduction is essential in today’s automotive market. Governmental regulations in both the US and the EU require drastically increased fuel economy passenger vehicles must hit a standard of over 54 mpg in the US by 2025. Decreasing vehicle weight and increasing fuel efficiency in traditionally powered internal combustion cars are vital for the future of automotive design.
Cars themselves aren’t the only machines experiencing a revolution in design in the 21st century.
In fact, the devices used to create cars themselves are constantly innovating by delivering increased efficiency, better products, and easier, more efficient automation. These shifts have huge implications for automotive machine designers, as they look towards creating the next generation of automotive machining hardware and software.