New Study Highlights the Need for a Life Cycle Assessment Approach to Vehicle Emissions Regulation

BRUSSELS, 12 July 2013 – A new study commissioned by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) says that with increasing efficiencies of powertrains and fuels that contribute to lower emissions during the driving phase of the car, the use of tailpipe CO2e emissions will become “almost irrelevant in terms of focusing on true carbon profiles” […]

Stars to Cars ebook Available From Amazon on Kindle

Did you know that your car came from outer space? Of course, it’s not an alien vessel, but it is made mostly of steel, which in turn is made mostly from iron, and iron – as Stars to Cars explains – is a very special element.  Earth’s abundance of iron is, in the true sense […]

Industry Today Article Provides an Update on Steel vs Aluminum

INDUSTRY TODAY, JUNE 2013 – Pound for Pound – The boundless heavyweight fight continues between steel and aluminum for supreme lightweight bragging rights for automotive body structures.  After decades of aluminum claiming that it is No. 1, recent studies have steel industrialists believing they may have the championing knockout punch. (used by permission)  Read the […]


BRUSSELS, 22 May 2013 – As negotiations on the EU review of the CO2 emissions from cars Regulation kick off today, the steel industry calls upon the Council to uphold Parliament’s amendment acknowledging the importance of a Life Cycle Assessment in emissions legislation after 2020.  Read more >>

Designing the Future of the Automotive Industry: Great Designs in Steel Seminar Demonstrates Steel’s Leading Position

 DETROIT, May 2, 2013 – More than 1,400 steel and automotive experts gathered in Livonia, Mich. yesterday to discuss a key aspect of the automotive industry’s future success: advanced steel technologies. Recent research proves that advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) body structures can be as lightweight as aluminum bodies, while meeting all crash performance standards and […]


New studies show a further reduction in body structure mass The latest in a continuing series of research studies strongly suggest that steel auto body structures in the near future can be as lightweight as today’s aluminium bodies, while meeting all crash performance standards and at comparable cost of current steel structures. The studies also […]

Secondary Mass Changes in Vehicle Design

Vehicle design engineers intuitively know that an unplanned mass increase in a component during vehicle design has a ripple effect throughout the vehicle; subsystems need to be resized to function with this additional mass. These secondary mass changes can be significant, and it is important to consider them during the mass budgeting process. This is […]

New Vehicle Design Tool Enables Quick Comparisons Of Material Selection Trade Offs

The Design Advisor software, available for free download here, allows vehicle design decision makers to quickly and accurately examine material selection tradeoffs in terms of mass, cost and greenhouse gas emissions savings.  Design Advisor, developed by Dr. Don Malen of University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, provides an easy-to-use Microsoft Excel file format that allows […]

worldsteel Advancing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Latin America

Buenos Aires, 25 October 2012 – Over 90 representatives from across Latin America came together to look at how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) could be rolled out through the steel industry in the region.  LCA provides a method of assessing the environmental impacts of a product or material across the whole supply chain, from raw […]

SSAB AB Joins WorldAutoSteel

Brussels, 16 October 2012— WorldAutoSteel announced today the addition of SSAB as a new member of its ongoing programme to demonstrate the contribution of steel to sustainably reduce vehicle carbon footprint. “WorldAutoSteel welcomes SSAB to its membership and looks forward to including their expertise in the area of high-strength steels within our strong automotive steel […]

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