Steel has not been the most attractive industry over the past 35 years.
Perhaps because steel has long been used in the auto industry, some engineers think that the material is old-hat, that different materials have to be used in order to develop vehicles that are lighter and so more fuel efficient. But 35 steel companies from 18 different countries are proving that steel is as high tech and as capable as anything available, and they're building a car to prove it. And, oh, by the way—steel is a whole lot more economical than the competition, too.
Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production