Just in case you thought that the automotive industry was content with the current amount of UHSS and AHSS used in vehicles, that is not the case. The amount of AHSS in vehicles is expected to triple by 2020.
Here are a few good links to review:
- Automotive Steels and Future Vehicles by Ronald Krupitzer Vice President AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute
- The Challenges of Advanced High-Strength Steels at Rescue and Extrication Incidents by Ron Moore, Battalion Chief McKinney Fire Department
- Mass Efficient Architecture for Roof Strength by Shawn Morgans Ford Motor Company
Now many of you may say that there is too much engineering BS in the Roof Strength pdf file. I ask you to closing look at the images, looks light a Ford Pickup. Ford sells over a 175,000 full size pickups. So if Ford is using there pickup in this study with the steel industry group the automaker could easily implement these design in their trucks!