“There must be new traffic concepts in the future: we are already thinking about requirements and materials for passenger and goods transportation with air taxis, drones and autonomous electric vehicles.”
Lightweight Design with Tepex®
Weight reduction is also a key focus in the development of autonomous driving vehicles – lighter designs require less energy. They are cheaper and more environmentally friendly. At the same time, new materials must meet the same requirements as the existing ones in terms of strength and potential energy absorption. Tepex® is a composite material developed by LANXESS. Continuous fibers reinforce various thermoplastics such as polyamide and other thermoplastics – the material therefore offers a wide range of properties and applications.