As passenger cars made with carbon fiber become more common, how will this effect the way damaged cars are repaired?
The use of carbon fiber to construct the chassis of the new Alfa Romeo 4C and BMW i3 is pretty exciting but what happens when one gets in a fender bender or more serious accident? A traditional steel/aluminum chassis can be bent or pulled back into place but how do you repair a carbon fiber chassis? Can new pieces of carbon fiber get glued in as replacements like a new piece of steel can be welded in? Will the entire chassis need to be replaced because of a cracked piece of carbon fiber? What thinks you Oppo?
Will repair facilities be equipped with hot glue guns instead of blow torches?