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New Mobility World

Advanced Materials: Exploring Clean and Efficient Mobility Technologies

By Editorial Team on October 18, 2017

Industries such as aerospace, automotive and electronics have increased their need for lighter, smarter and stronger materials. For the first time this year, we introduced the topic of advanced materials to discuss many ways they will influence future mobility innovations.Industries such as aerospace, automotive and electronics have increased their need for lighter, smarter and stronger materials. For the first time this year, we introduced the topic of advanced materials to discuss many ways they will influence future mobility innovations.

Advanced Materials for Intelligent Transport infrastructures

Technological advancements are transforming vehicles, the way we interact with them as well as the environment around us. Without smarter infrastructure, connected and autonomous cars will not be able to communicate with their surroundings to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion. Robert Anderson, VP of R&D, Safety and Graphic Business at 3M, explained how 3M adapted their products and services for machine vision and autonomous cars. For instance, their advanced lane markings function with automated car sensors to improve lane detection and traffic safety even during extreme weather conditions. Thanks to their wireless connection technology, vehicles can receive wireless real-time message before vision-based systems. Get to know more about the spectrum of services the company can offer:

Advanced Material Will Influence Trends and Future Innovations

Merck is a science and technology company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials. The company develops high-tech chemicals for advanced applications in automotive:

  • Smart antennas: liquid crystal antennas help bringing data in the car by aligning itself with a satellite within milliseconds
  • Freeform displays: as there is no plane surfaces in and out of the car therefore, the company develop displays that can take any shapes and be placed anywhere
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  • Smart sunroof: equipped with liquid crystals, the sunroof modulates the amount of the light received to regulate the temperature in the car.
  • Get to know more about Merck’s technologies.

    A Structural Bio-based Car: Meet Lina

    Automotive manufacturers are increasingly adopting light materials such as carbon fibers and aluminum, to increase the efficiency of cars. However, the production of these materials is a very high energy intensive process which often eliminates the efficiency gained. By applying sustainable bio composites in structural parts, TU / ecomotive shows that there are many different ways to build a light and safe car. Jonathan Verhaar joined the FORUM Main stage to present Lina. Lina is a four-seat electric car that only weighs 300 kg. The whole body and chassis of this car is made of bio-based material made from flax. This efficient and sustainable car uses a redesigned battery pack from Nova and can be unlocked with the driver’s smartphone. 

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