50 Car Innovations We're Thankful For

Carbon Fiber

For the most part, car designers and engineers just think of this as "super-aluminum." It's extremely strong and rigid, but it weighs way less than any materials that could be used in its stead. The only downside is cost. But as the methods used to make carbon fiber products get better, the stuff itself gets cheaper. There are some futurists who think that carbon fiber will almost entirely replace plastics in our society in the future.

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