NO 08

October 2012

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Nanoparticles are already well established in our surroundings. They are put to use in the automotive industry too, where many different materials are assembled into one product. Here, researchers and developers have three goals: making the car increasingly safe for the car driver and passengers, increasing driving comfort, and reducing environmental impact. The october issue of VIAVISION shows how the exterior of the car – such as car body and tyres – has evolved using the small particles and which nanotechnologies have found their way into the interior of the vehicle – into engine and catalytic converter for example.