Each time you get inside your car, you're sitting atop two centuries of constant innovation. It's Solutionism at its best.
Let's take a look at some of the solutions scientists are working on to create the next generation of great cars.
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Reduce, Reuse, Refuel
Lots of car parts are now being made out of recyclable materials. In fact, 60% of the Nissan Leaf's Interior is made of used water bottles.
Stuck on Safety
A single car is made of more than 10,000 individual parts. Automakers are starting to replace hundreds of nuts, bolts, and screws with cutting-edge glues that make cars lighter and safer.
Losing a Few Pounds
One way to increase efficiency is to make vehicles lighter. Ford & Dow are teaming up to cut 750 lbs. from each vehicle by using super-light carbon fiber composites.
Dow's battery solutions are improving the power and distance capabilities of today's best hybrid and electric cars.
There are now drive systems that generate electricity from the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. The only output is water!