What Materials Should Be Used In The Cars Of The Future?Thomas McIntyre12/14/12 11:30amFiled to: Question of the Dayqotd240EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWhat's the next carbon fiber?Automakers are an incredibly unadventurous bunch. In addition to copying everything anyone else does, they generally like to stick to what they know and avoid going out on a limb. However, they've advanced slowly in material usage over recent years. We've seen more carbon fiber and aluminum usage, inspired by racing programs. Nissan trying to make skin for your next car, which maybe is taking things a bit too far.