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Get Ready for Winter Driving During Fall Car Care Month

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More Than MPG: Demand Drives Innovation in the Steel Industry

How the steel industry responds to regulatory requirements with unprecedented capabilities Continue reading

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The Future of Autonomous Vehicles Depends on Steel

While we may not know for certain how autonomous vehicles will look or what form their technology will take, we do know they will depend on high-strength steel Continue reading

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American Truck Buyers: Make Mine Steel

Americans demand a lot from their trucks: performance, safety, durability price and fuel economy. For those reasons, truck owners demand steel. Continue reading

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Five Years Later – Consumers Still Prefer Steel

Five years ago, an announcement was made sparking a materials debate across the automotive industry. With one of the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. becoming aluminum intensive, we wanted to know what the everyday driver thought about materials used in … Continue reading

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Taking the Safe Route

“Strap, secure, go,” may seem like a simple way to get your car ready for a long journey or quick trip this summer; however, there are a few more crucial steps to successfully baby- or child-proof your vehicle. With family … Continue reading

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Shaping the Automotive Industry – Many Women at a Time

As an important part of the global economy, many people look to the automotive industry as a trendsetter in the worldwide workplace. Continue reading

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Life Cycle Assessment: Tailpipe-only Standards Can Result in Unintended Consequences

When we focus only on tailpipe emissions, this results in unintended consequences of increased total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at a higher cost to consumers. Continue reading

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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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