Altair has opened nominations for its fourth annual Altair Enlighten Award. The program, according to the company, is focused on recognizing achievements in automotive. This year’s competition is offering two distinct submission categories: full vehicles and modules.
Last year’s winner was Ford for its work on the 2015 Ford F-150. To reduce weight, Ford took a holistic approach to integrate composite materials into the body of the automobile.
“Over the past few years we’ve received dozens of terrific nominations demonstrating the determination of automakers and suppliers alike to meet the challenges of continued mass reduction. As pressure continues to increase on the industry approaching the 2016-2018 mid-term review, we expect to see significant new innovations to be showcased in this year’s competition,” said Dr. Jay Baron, President & CEO at Center for Automotive Research. “We look forward to the 2016 nominations highlighting exciting new approaches to automotive engineering and design contributing to further reductions in weight, fuel consumption, and emissions for light-duty vehicles.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.