Author Archives: Steel Market Development Institute

Honda Odyssey Takes Home Family Vehicle of the Year Award at Chicago Auto Show

The 2018 Honda Odyssey was recognized as the Family Vehicle of the Year award by the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) during the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Continue reading

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SMDI Honors Men and Women of Steel at North American International Auto Show

For the fourth year in a row, SMDI recognized two outstanding leaders in the industry who are accelerating innovation with the “Men and Women of Steel” awards at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. Continue reading

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North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Celebrate Steel’s Innovation

Media Days kicked off with a bang during the 2018 North American International Auto Show. Often referred to as the “Oscars of the Auto Industry,” the announcement of the 2018 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards were just that. Continue reading

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Steel & Autonomous Driving – The Perfect Pair

Autonomy is taking the automotive world by storm. High-strength steel is facilitating this new technology – and helping keep occupants protected. Continue reading

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Honda Clarity Series Recognized as Green Car Journal’s 2018 Green Car of the Year Award

The Honda Clarity takes home an impressive award from Green Car Journal – and its fuel-efficient chops are aided by plenty of high-strength steel. Continue reading

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Bigger Than the Bin: Auto Recycling is Driven by Steel

Steel is the world’s most-recycled material. How does the automotive industry help steel achieve and maintain that status? Continue reading

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CAFE Encourages Vehicles to Sip Fuel – What It Means For You

When automakers talk about improving a vehicle, fuel efficiency is always a hot topic. Some government regulations and the environmental community are driving significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the automotive industry is at the center of the … Continue reading

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Day Trips: 5 Ways to Make the Most of What’s Around You

Think back to the last big trip you planned. In all likelihood, it involved scheduling time off work, saving a bit of money, making sure your vehicle was in tiptop shape and booking hotels along your route. Let’s not forget … Continue reading

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Collaboration Puts Us on the Road to Success at CAR MBS

Earlier this month, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) participated in the 2017 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars (MBS), held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Michigan. If you attended the event, chances are you … Continue reading

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Navigating Your Car Buying/Leasing Experience

There comes a time in most people’s life when they decide to get a new vehicle. For many people, this can be overwhelming and arguably one of the biggest decisions needed to be made. To make this experience simpler, here … Continue reading

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