Tata Steel started up an advanced facility to develop crash-resistant steels designed to make cars safer and more fuel-efficient. The approximately $3 million investment at the company’s IJmuiden site in the Netherlands will increase Tata Steel’s ability to develop next-generation steels that are lighter, stronger and better able to withstand crashes. The facility combines the characteristics of commercial industrial lines alongside special research features to control and measure atmosphere, temperature, speed, force, stress and friction. It incorporates a hot-press forming line that presses heated steel sheets into vehicle parts.