Designed to analyze material change opportunities, the Materials and Lightweighting Vehicle Domain presents opportunities to sustain light weighting or sustainability efforts.
To comply with emissions targets, OEMs must consider all options, including new materials that reduce vehicle mass. Additionally, OEMs and suppliers need to examine new construction materials and techniques to reduce costs, ensure greater cradle-to-grave sustainability, and support innovative design features.
S&P Global Mobility’s Materials and Lightweighting Vehicle Domain provides insight, context, data, and analytics covering the key technologies that are reshaping materials used in car and component production.
Planners and strategists use the Vehicle Domain to:
The Materials and Lightweighting Vehicle Domain is part of a suite of vehicle contenting solutions. Delivered through AutoTechInsight, a S&P Global Mobility automotive strategy and planning solution, the Vehicle Domain provides a view into current automotive trends and future demand through:
Edwin Pope, Principal Analyst for Vehicle Dynamics & Materials at S&P Global Mobility with global responsibility for the automotive body in white materials forecast.
Edwin specializes in forecasting the automotive materials market through a cross functional analysis of the entire vehicle lifecycle. His expertise includes material usage and manufacturing techniques in body structures, chassis, and propulsion systems. He closely follows trends in 3D Printing, alternative fuels and performance engineering.
Prior to joining S&P Global, Edwin worked as a Mass Integration Engineer at a global leading American automotive OEM on one of the highest volume premium sportcars.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and is based in Southfield, Michigan. His continuing afterhours automotive education focuses on fabrication.