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10/6/2014

CAMX 2014 preview: Austrian Advanced Lightweight Technology

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Austrian Advanced Lightweight Technology (A2LT), an Austrian consortium of companies and research institutions representing automotive, mechanical and plastics interests in the Upper Austrian Business Agency (TMG), the Industrial Division of the chamber of commerce (WKOÖ) and the Styrian automobile cluster AC Styria.

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Austrian Advanced Lightweight Technology (A2LT), an Austrian consortium of companies and research institutions representing automotive, mechanical and plastics interests in the Upper Austrian Business Agency (TMG), the Industrial Division of the chamber of commerce (WKOÖ) and the Styrian automobile cluster AC Styria. The six topics addressed by A2LT's lightweight construction platform are:

  • Materials development, testing, simulation and design
  • Connection techniques, functional integration and hybrids
  • Preparation, production and recycling
  • Market, applications and life cycle management
  • System lightweight construction design
  • Accompanying activities such as training, public relations or roadmap lightweight construction

Among the projects being pursued by A2LT is an electric drive system for endurance racing. By 2016, a competitive car should be developed.

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