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Aerodynamics Working Group

Welcome to the official Web page of the Aerodynamics Working Group.

Mission

Through non-competitive collaboration, the goals of the Aerodynamics Working Group are to strengthen the U.S. technology base by:

  • Developing a shared data base of aerodynamic benchmark information
  • Improving current test procedures and correction methods
  • Identifying competitive aerodynamic design solutions
  • Improving aerodynamic target setting processes to achieve competitive levels
  • Reducing product development and facility testing costs
  • Creating an Automotive Aerodynamics Center of Excellence in cooperation with universities in southeast Michigan

Vision
To provide a cooperative working environment to strengthen the aerodynamic technology base in the U.S. Automotive Industry, and to improve fuel economy and reduce costs through non-competitive collaboration.

The USCAR Aerodynamics Working Group has collaborated on more than 400 aerodynamic benchmarks.

R & D News Highlights

Press Release: USCAR Collaborative Research Speeds Aerodynamic Efficency Gains

U.S. automakers’ aerodynamic database provides comparative data and speeds the process of designing more aerodynamic and fuel-efficient vehicles

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 9, 2009 – Exceptional aerodynamics have long been credited with significantly increasing a vehicle’s fuel economy in addition to providing a quieter, more comfortable ride with less driver fatigue. Accordingly, Cd, or drag coefficient – the measurement of vehicle aerodynamic
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