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Magna International Reveals New, Ultralight Door Module

Ian Simmons, vice president of business development, research and development at Magna International, was on hand at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to announce the company’s new, ultralight door architecture that will help address lightweighting requirements for automakers. Magna’s product offers 42.5 percent mass savings compared to the average industry door.

Simmons presented alongside Reuben Sarkar, deputy assistant secretary of sustainable transportation at the U.S. Department of Energy, who together with FCA US LLC and Grupo Antolin, developed the new technology. The pair also presented a solution to further help global automakers meet emissions standards and reduce fuel consumption through lightweighting. Learn more here.