PARIS – Lotus Engineering plc believes tougher pedestrian-impact rules that take effect in Europe in 2010 will help it sell technology for composite front-end structures, but during 2005, composites will remain a hard sell. "For mainstream companies, it is true" that they are being very conservative about material choices, says Jason Rowe, chief material engineer for Lotus Engineering, the British subsidiary of Malaysia's Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Bhd(Proton). "Their engineers are ...
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