Automotive companies are constantly searching for ways to increase passenger safety in the event of a crash. It’s their top priority. In this search, Tony McConnell, Coastal Automotive’s lead material scientist, has turned to nature for help.
McConnell says, “Nature has been creating and improving materials and structures for millions of years. It’s often our best teacher for solving complex engineering problems and providing inspiration and innovation.”
In this short video, Tony explores how the examples of Acorn woodpeckers, bones and bananas inspire new composite materials with lattice structures for vehicles that:
- Increase impact safety
- Reduce vehicle weight
- Increase thermal efficiency
- Make for a quieter ride
Watch the video to learn more.