PARIS – Europe’s automotive industry is sweating out survival, but it’s the individuals who engineer the bodies-in-white that feel as if they are in the boiler room. Exceeding European safety standards added vehicle weight to the Renault Laguna "In recent years, all features for customers’ market demands have increased the (vehicle) weight," says Alice de Brauer, Renault SA's director of environmental policy for industrial sites, at a recent Society of Automotive Engineers ...

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