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  1. Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

    March 5, 2018

    By 2030 ride-hailing is expected to be a $285 billion industry, with 97 million ride-hailing trips occurring daily…

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  2. Powering Hybrid/Electric Vehicles with Materials that Matter

    September 11, 2017

    It is estimated that 5 to 8 percent of all vehicle production will be made up of pure electric, full hybrid or plug-in…

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  3. Debuting on 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, BASF’s Plastic Can Take the Heat

    May 9, 2017

    The appetite for turbocharging technology is growing among automakers across the globe. OEMs view smaller displaced…

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  4. BASF Brings Innovation to Global Lightweighting Demand

    April 18, 2017

    When it comes to mega trends driving today’s global auto industry, the advancements and materials that are helping…

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  5. 4 NVH Solutions Offered By BASF That Can’t Be Rattled

    March 13, 2017

    Today’s automotive consumer has high expectations when it comes to handling, ride and comfort of a vehicle. And as…

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  6. BASF’s Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

    January 9, 2017

    Ford Motor Co. wanted to introduce an innovative seating architecture for the highly anticipated, all-new Lincoln…

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  7. Behind the Scenes: The Co-Creation of the Hyundai RN30 Concept Car

    October 18, 2016

    “Utterly mad” – Top Gear “Rally-Inspired” – Car and…

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  8. 9 Solutions BASF Offers to Help Automakers Meet CAFE Standards

    July 21, 2016

    Since 2012, U.S. automakers have kept a keen eye toward a milestone date thirteen years down the road. The U.S.…

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  9. Honeycomb Structure is the Bee’s-Knees for Automotive Lightweighting

    June 16, 2016

    The honeycomb design found in the insect world is making its way into the auto industry, beating out man-made blow…

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  10. 3 New Ways Advanced Composite Materials Are Light Weighting Today’s Cars

    April 6, 2016

    Advanced plastic parts show true promise in helping automakers meet their fuel economy goals. While total system…

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  11. Mustang Lightens Its Grille with New Carbon Fiber Composite

    December 9, 2015

    Ford Performance wanted to showcase innovation on the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang by creating a grille opening…

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  12. Combating Heat and Noise Associated With Fuel Efficient Engines

    October 15, 2015

    The road to meeting global fuel efficiency standards has automakers trying to do more with less, like combining direct…

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