How AHSS is improving high voltage battery design and integration in electric vehicles for MaaS applications
Owain Davies discusses how Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) is enabling a greater level of flexibility when making battery design decisions for a safe, comfortable and accessible autonomous vehicle experience.
Life Cycle Assessment: 6 areas designers need to consider when taking an LCA approach to vehicle development
A blog by Russ Balzer, Technical Director for WorldAutoSteel and Dr. Don Malen, College of Engineering at the University of Michigan Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a methodology that considers a product’s entire life cycle, from raw material and production...
Goodbye driver experience, hello ‘journey experience’: exploring the passenger experience in autonomous vehicles for MaaS applications
As Mobility as a Service vehicles become increasingly automated, Neil McGregor discusses passengers want from their autonomous vehicle experience and how the Steel E-Motive vehicle is being designed to take this into account.
The Steel E-motive team speak to The Engineer about the role that steel has to play in autonomous mobility services and vehicle concepts.
George Coates – Steel E-motive Technical Director, talks to MetalForming magazine about how steel is shaping the future of battery electric vehicle technology and enabling advances in autonomous and connected vehicles for mobility as a service applications.
Neil McGregor, Chief Engineer for Steel E-motive, outlines the chosen vehicle attributes for the Steel E-motive concepts.
George Coates discusses some of the steel materials and processes that are being considered for the Steel E-motive vehicle concepts.
Owain Davis, Vehicle Architecture Lead for the Steel E-motive Project, discusses the challenges of developing vehicle architectures for mobility as a service applications and outlines the considerations that need to be made to ensure a safe, comfortable and cost-effective transportation service.
WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association, announced on 12 November 2020 a new vehicle engineering program, Steel E-Motive. The new program will demonstrate the benefits of steel for global Mobility as a Service (MaaS), characterized by fully connected and autonomous electric vehicles.
Steel E-Motive is the 6th program in WorldAutoSteel’s 22-year history. In this blog, we review the history of steel innovation throughout our history and take a look at what the future might hold for the Steel E-motive program.