Dr. Liu concluded the session by pointing out that the increase in fuel efficiency in the United States is offset by the preference of consumers for heavier vehicles. But the relationship of size to safety, as compared to the relationship of weight to safety, is not well understood. Possibly, a new vehicle can be developed with the safety of conventional vehicles and the benefit of weight reduction.
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