We know that corn can be used to produce automobile fuel ethanol.
Now Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile producer is working on using cornstarch to make car body parts to improve safety of the vehicle. They have found that cornstarch can increase the crash resistance of cars. This can save the occupants of the car in case of an accident.
Tata Motors is already using cornstarch based material in small cars for proto-testing. It is expected to be a reality by the end of 2012.
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