Lightweight vehicle construction in the automotive industry

Rainer Kurek
Preface by Wilhelm Mißler / Editorial by Ellen Lohr,
Vogel-Publishing House 2011, ISBN: 978-3-8343-3191-5
€ 59,80

»Against the framework of increasingly insecure energy supply and highly stringent environmental protection criteria, the global automotive industry is facing the challenge of contributing to substantial primary energy savings by fuel efficient and lighter vehicles. Since the energy balance of future vehicles will rely primarily on successful lightweight design, the challenge now is to incorporate vehicle designs that are more reliable, more powerful and therefore lighter than existing ones. This book provides a complete analysis of the current market situation in the industry, discusses the current state of the art and directions for the development and innovation advancement of lightweight body construction in the automotive industry.«