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News items about the continual development of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) and other materials for use in the development of lighter vehicles with better fuel efficiency without compromising safety.

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There's More to Be Done on Meeting Fuel-Efficicency Standards, and Steel Still Has a Role to Play, Government Report Says

20 Jul 2016 - A new government report estimates that the U.S. vehicle fleet will average between 50 and 52.6 mpg in model year 2025, short of the goal laid out by the Obama administration in 2012. Nevertheless, automakers have made strides in improving fuel efficiency and can do even better.

Japanese Steelmaker Says It Has Created a New Steel That's 25% Stronger

07 Jul 2016 - Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. says it has developed an automotive sheet steel with a tensile strength of 1,470 megapascals, stronger than any similar product on the market at present, reports the Nikkei Asian Review magazine.

GM Ready to Deploy Steel-to-Aluminum Welding Technology

10 Jun 2016 - General Motors said it will begin using a new process to spot weld steel to aluminum on production of the Cadillac CT6 later this year.

ArcelorMittal Prepares to Launch New High-Strength Auto Steel

06 Jun 2016 - ArcelorMittal is preparing to roll out a new high-strength automotive steel later this year, reports the (London) Financial Times.

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