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2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

6. Automotive Applications

Authors : Mohab Anis, Ghada AlTaher, Wesam Sarhan, Mona Elsemary

Published in: Nanovate

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

The market for cars is rapidly growing: in 2008, it was forecasted to double by 2030. With the growth of the car industry, there are also growing negative impacts on the environment as cars are one of the main contributors to the globally rising carbon emissions. This chapter discusses how simple nanomaterials could improve the performances of car engines and at the same time conserve energy. Nanomaterials can be integrated into cars’ bodies, tires and engines or used in self-cleaning/self-healing coatings in car parts. The chapter further illustrates how several companies are investing hugely in research and development to add premium features to automobiles and at the same time gain bigger market shares in a market that is known to be highly competitive. The main challenges faced by car manufacturers from a different perspective and how nanotechnology helped them solve some of these challenges will also be tackled.
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Metadata
Title
Automotive Applications
Authors
Mohab Anis
Ghada AlTaher
Wesam Sarhan
Mona Elsemary
Copyright Year
2017
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44863-3_6