WorldAutoSteel plans global roll-out for MaaS solution

SEM Battery Casing

New autonomous vehicle concepts offer emissions reduction of up to 86%

23 May 2023 — WorldAutoSteel has unveiled its plans for launching Steel E-Motive, its exciting new vehicle concepts for Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Steel E-Motive represents a big step forward in making autonomous ride sharing and ride hailing vehicles an affordable and sustainable reality – enabled by Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) products and technologies.

With the aim of demonstrating how steel has a vital role in achieving a zero-emission transport future, WorldAutoSteel will make its Steel E-Motive portfolio of materials and methods freely available to automotive manufacturers around the world to help them produce a new generation of efficient, economic and sustainable vehicles that could reduce in-use emissions by up to 86%.

Steel E-Motive will be presented at a number of high-profile industry events and exhibitions in the UK, Europe and USA, including:

Delegates to these events will see a 3-D printed prototype of the SEM1, a 4-passenger concept for urban commuting, alongside an augmented or virtual reality presentation. A series of technical presentations will also take place in 2023, in countries including Japan, Korea and China.

“We will be presenting a highly engineered vision of the future for Mobility as a Service,” says Cees ten Broek, Director WorldAutoSteel. “Our mission with Steel E-Motive is to provide a roadmap of innovations that will advance and enable the journey to zero emissions. Steel’s characteristics of strength, durability, and repairability align with the needs of these next generation ride sharing and ride hailing vehicles, while supporting optimal Total Cost of Ownership.”

Steel E-Motive can be produced using existing global manufacturing and supply resources at attractive cost levels and profit margins, making it possible for production to start as soon as 2030. Production emissions are significantly reduced through a design that minimises material thickness and maximises material utilisation.

Fully embracing the Steel E-Motive 4-passenger urban concept (SEM1), means in-use vehicle emissions can be reduced by as much as 86% when used with renewable energy contributions and high occupancy rates of 3+ passengers.

Vehicles based on Steel E-Motive, offering the best possible crash protection and a comfortable, accessible cabin, will be instrumental in persuading people to adopt autonomous ride sharing together and accelerate the journey to Net Zero.

Subscribe for updates

The Steel E-Motive vehicle concept is still in development. Sign up to be the first to hear about the latest developments from the program.

You might also be interested in

WorldAutoSteel Showcases Steel E-Motive: Fully Engineered Concepts Demonstrating Pathway to Net Zero for Ride Sharing Vehicles

World’s First Steel Body-in-White concept for autonomous MaaS vehicle applications delivers key sustainability, performance targets Download this press release as a Word document (English). Chinese version (pdf) German version (pdf) French Version (pdf) Italian...

Steel E-Motive Engineering Report and Other Resources

Visit our resources page for detailed, downloadable information on Steel E-Motive, including the final engineering report, latest press release, images and more. Steel E-Motive is free to use without restrictions for mature OEMs to learn from the steel innovations for this 282 kg 4-passenger body structure for electric autonomous vehicles, as well as to give start-up fleet manufacturers a faster time to market.

Steel E-Motive Given Honorable Mention for the 2023 Altair Enlighten Award Future of Lightweighting Category

Traverse City, Mich. – August 1, 2023 – The Steel E-Motive vehicle, an electric, Level-5 autonomous ride-share vehicle, has been recognized with an Honorable Mention in the 11th annual Altair Enlighten Award, Future of Lightweighting Award. Presented in association...

Steel E-Motive launches at Zemo 20th Anniversary

Game-changing Mobility as a Service (MaaS) vehicle concepts will be introduced to the UK for the first time at Zemo 20:Zero on 15 June

Events

New autonomous vehicle concepts offer emissions reduction of up to 86%

A sustainable autonomous vehicle fit for purpose in a future mobility ecosystem

Designing an autonomous electric vehicle (EV) that is fit for use in the future involves a range of projections based on data that is currently available, coupled with engineering expertise. This includes conducting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) that looks at the...

Effective future mobility design for manufacture, using Advanced High-Strength Steels

An innovative, affordable, and easy-to-manufacture future vehicle for Mobility as a Service It takes some imagination to envision a future with a radically different transport system, where people travel in autonomous vehicles in a ride-hailing model.  But ridesharing...

Solving Global Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Challenges: A journey to demonstrate that steel is the solution

The Steel E-Motive team look back on the journey to develop a Mobility as Service solution with steel technologies and engineering excellence.

Innovative high-voltage EV battery pack creates savings all round

The innovative design for WorldAutoSteel’s Steel E-Motive autonomous Mobility as a Service concept vehicles includes a range of engineering approaches and a completely different take on an EV battery package. The Steel E-Motive EV battery system is lighter, safer,...

Balancing openness and accessibility to create a safe and strong autonomous vehicle

Imagining future transport solutions involves taking the user into account and designing vehicles that people will choose to ride in. Moving towards autonomous vehicles designed to operate within a ride-hailing, mobility as a service (MaaS) model requires designers to...