Survey: Auto engineers see stronger regulations on horizon

With automotive regulations governing fuel economy and CO2 emissions being discussed in Europe and the United States, nearly half of automotive engineers predict those regulations will strengthen, according to a WardsAuto and DuPont survey conducted in late July. Only 8 percent predict regulations will relax, primarily due to economic and cost issues, and one-fourth expect no change, the results show. 

The survey results also show the value for lightweighting vehicles to help meet targets is increasing, and that every system in the vehicle is a candidate for reduced mass. 

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