BMW leading the way in carbon fiber auto bodies

BMW leading the way in carbon fiber auto bodies

“According to the online version of Automotive Engineering by SAE, BMW’s MegaCity EV program is driving design, process, and materials technologies that will help push the strong, lightweight composite closer to the automotive mainstream.

Fact is BMW is already crash testing a prototype body-in-white using carbon-fiber materials.

Body in White or BIW refers to the stage or progress of automotive manufacturing in which the car body sheet metal (including doors, hoods, and deck lids) has been assembled or designed but before the components (chassis, motor) and trim (windshields, seats, upholstery, electronics, etc.) have been added.”

Source http://www.examiner.com

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