New consortium set to develop vehicle concepts

Representatives of the world steel industry recently gathered in Miami to hold the inaugural meeting of a new consortium formed to oversee a two-year automotive design programme.

The consortium, which already consists of 26 steel producing companies, has been formed to support the automotive industry’s search for steel-based solutions to its long term challenges.

The programme will take a holistic approach to the development of a new advanced steel automotive vehicle architecture. The scope of the programme will include closures, suspensions, engine cradle and all structural and safety relevant components.