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New SAE International Book Explores Designing the New Multi Material Lightweight Vehicle

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 14, 2015 -

A new book from SAE International explores desire for greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions have accelerated a shift from traditional materials to design solutions that more closely match materials and their properties with key applications.

The Multi Material Lightweight Vehicle (MMLV) Project presents cutting edge engineering that meets future challenges in a concept vehicle with weight and life-cycle assessment savings. These results significantly contribute to achieving fuel reduction and to meeting future Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations without compromising vehicle performance or occupant safety.

The MMLV Project presents:

·         Lightweight materials applications

·         Body in white design and computer aided engineering

·         Engine and transmission design and lightweighting

·         Full vehicle test results that are specific to the MMLV subsystems including crash, corrosion, durability and Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH)

·         The Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for the MMLV

Book details:

- Published By: SAE International
- Binding: Softbound
- Product Code: PT-170
- ISBN: 978-0-7680-8223-4
- Price: $225.00 - SAE International Members save up to 20% off list price.

The MMLV Project Team (Magna and Ford Motor Company) received the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office Distinguished Achievement Award for the work: “For Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle design achieving >23% weight reduction and 16% reduction in LCA GHG and primary energy versus 2013 Fusion.”

For more information, including free front and back matter, or to order The Multi Material Lightweight Vehicle (MMLV) Project, visit  

To request an electronic review copy of the book, email Forward published reviews to Shawn Andreassi at or SAE International, 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale PA, 15096-0001, or to receive a print copy of the book or another equivalent SAE International book.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 137,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


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