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Intelligent, active and passive car safety systems

Future, Process automation, Trends, Safety
Intelligent, active and passive car safety systems

Year by year the automotive industry has implemented more and more modern and intelligent car safety systems. Over and over developing range of electronic solutions is to support drivers in demanding road conditions and increase the level of passenger and pedestrian life and health protection. It is a global trend, however, it is worth to remember that the most important element to guarantee the safety is a deliberate construction and passive systems in a car.

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Cars with more plastics are back

Technology, Automotive industry, Materials
Cars with more plastics are back

Nowadays, plastics account for about half of the volume of each standard car and one third of all components, and these values will increase in the coming years thanks to manufacturers’ efforts to reduce vehicle weight and increase fuel economy.

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Plastics and the automotive industry: a common history

Injection molded parts, Automotive industry, History
Plastics and the automotive industry: a common history

In the 1960’s, new discoveries in the field of polymers made it possible to develop thermosetting polymers such as polypropylene, a type of plastic commonly applied in modern vehicles. Its numerous mechanical properties, light weight, and the fact that it is 100% recyclable mean that polypropylene now makes up 40% of all plastics used in the automotive sector.

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