Increasing the amount of aluminum and other lightweight structural materials in vehicles and lengthening crumple zones can reduce injuries in crashes involving SUVs up to 26%, a new study released by The Aluminum Assn. Inc. (AAI) concludes. The study, presented to the Washington Automotive Press Assn., was conducted by Dynamic Research Institute (DRI) and was designed to evaluate how crashworthiness and compatibility would be affected if a vehicle’s weight was reduced or remained constant, ...

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