We are using Advanced High-Strength Steel Technology in the Steel E-Motive Vehicle
Not only is it one of the strongest materials in the world today but it is lightweight, flexible, durable, and provides automakers design flexibility together with an affordable and environmentally sustainable option for their vehicle designs. That is why we have chosen Advanced High-Strength Steel technologies as the foundation of the Steel E-Motive vehicle concepts. With a vast portfolio of AHSS and steel technologies from which to draw, we envision that Steel E-Motive will deliver innovative ideas for steel vehicle architectures that will shape the future of sustainable mobility.
Steel provides the strength needed for crash management whilst keeping the material thin, This lends more room in the passenger cabin and enables mass efficient structures. Advanced High-Strength Steels are strong, durable and ductile materials. They are enabling autonomous vehicle architectures which are safe, lightweight and sustainable. The Steel E-Motive program is using AHSS in the vehicle structure to protect passengers in the event of a crash scenario.
The average taxi and private hire vehicle will do significantly more mileage than a personal automotive over its service life. The extra millage means that taxi and private hire vehicles can expect their vehicles to have a lower serviceable life expectancy than a personal transport vehicle. The durability of steel makes it the ideal material to extend the useful life of the vehicle and to make service and maintenance cost-effective and efficient.
Steel is the proven and trusted material for engineering crash structures. It provides both crash energy absorption and deflection whilst also managing the loads associated with passengers in multiple and diverse seating configurations. The Steel E-Motive program is developing a fully autonomous vehicle using steel innovation to ensure that our vehicles meet global safety standards and provide passengers with a safe, comfortable and stress-free journey.
Autonomous vehicle technology is enabling the reduction of tailpipe emissions, but it isn’t enough to reduce the operational emissions of these vehicles. Steel production has the lowest carbon footprint of all automotive structural materials. The use of steel in the manufacture of the Steel E-Motive vehicle concept is enabling us to produce a mobility solution which is sustainable across the full product life cycle, from manufacture through to end of life.
Total Cost of Ownership
We are using High-Strength and Advanced High-Strength Steel technologies to ensure that the Steel E-Motive vehicle design has a low Total Cost of Ownership from purchase through to end-of-life. This will allow ride-hailing fleet owners to make informed purchasing decisions which will enable them to operate a profitable service with a quality, affordable end user experience.
Ride hailing and ride sharing are going to grow in demand as personal vehicle ownership continues to fall. Steel is enabling us to push the boundaries of what a mobility as a service vehicle can be. It is allowing us to meet consumer requirements for clean, affordable, safe, and sustainable transportation in our towns and cities.
Affordable transportation solutions are increasingly important for society. Steel and steel technologies remain the most cost-effective solution for manufacturing vehicles in the world today. The Steel E-Motive program is developing an autonomous mobility as a service solution using steel technology to lower the upfront cost to fleet operators who can then offer affordable transport solutions to their customers.
Smart Cities require connected transportation network solutions which are safe, sustainable, affordable and accessible. Steel E-Motive is using steel to develop our mobility as a service vehicle concepts to meet the challenges and requirements of future urban environments.
Autonomous vehicles for mobility as a service need batteries which enable safe, cost effective vehicle operation with maximum range and vehicle uptime. Steel E-Motive is using Advanced High Strength Steel technology to meet the requirements of both fleet operators and their customers.
Autonomous vehicles come with a unique set of vehicle architecture challenges that OEMs must overcome for a safe, comfortable and convenient passenger experience. The Steel E-Motive program is using Advanced High-Strength Steel technologies to meet the challenges of creating vehicle architectures for level 5 vehicle autonomy.
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