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Evolving Safety Trends Drive Need for Stronger, Safer Vehicle Bumpers

Steel News - Published on Tue, 30 Jun 2020

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New forms of automotive technology including battery electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles, in conjunction with increasing high-speed crash requirements have created challenges for OEM engineers and designers. The American Iron and Steel Institute has updated its industry manual to reflect these challenges. Bumper engineers at OEM and Tier One suppliers need to design economical and lightweight bumper systems that are compatible with evolving safety requirements, styling trends and to offset the weight challenges brought by evolving technology such as batteries and sensors. These new requirements and solutions to meet the evolving standards were integrated into the newly released, Steel Bumper Systems for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 7th Edition, a free resource published by the automotive program AISI.

Advanced steel grades and manufacturing processes assist automotive manufacturers in meeting current and future safety requirements. BEVs overall have higher mass than their internal combustion engine counterparts, which create additional performance requirements for the bumper beams in high-speed crash events.

The design manual – Steel Bumper Systems for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks – 7th Edition has been substantially updated to be more clear, concise and user friendly. Focusing on lightweight steel exposed and unexposed bumper systems for light duty passenger vehicles, this manual includes material properties, manufacturing and product design. It has been significantly expanded to include a global outlook and the most recent global regulatory requirements. The manual can be downloaded here.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 30 Jun 2020
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