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Keeping passengers safe with lighter vehicles

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Today's high safety standards have made vehicles safer for passengers than at any time in the past.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are working with Honda and supply chain partners Promatek Research Centre (a division of Magna International) in Brampton, Ontario, and ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc. in Hamilton, Ontario, to test a new manufacturing process that maintains those high standards while also reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.

The process—called tailored hot stamping—makes it possible to produce a steel part of varying properties that can deliver equivalent or even improved safety in a crash.

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