THE SIGNIFICANCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUTOMOBILE IN THE NEXT DECADE

BEDEUTUNG UND ENTWICKLUNG DES AUTOMOBILS IN DER NAECHSTEN DEKADE

THIS REPORT OUTLINES THE FUTURE OF THE AUTOMOBILE IN THE NEXT DECADE. AMONGST THE MOST IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE ARE (A) A REDUCTION IN FUEL CONSUMPTION (B) THE IMPROVEMENT OF AFTER-SALES SERVICE AND SAFETY AND (C) THE REDUCTION OF EXHAUST EMISSIONS AND NOISE NUISANCE. SEVERAL PROPULSION SYSTEMS ARE INDICATED AND ILLUSTRATED. OF THE POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE FUELS, METHANE, NATURAL GAS AND HYDROGEN PROVE TO BE MOST SUITABLE FOR SUPPLEMENTING OR EVEN REPLACING PETROLS. REQUIREMENTS IN THE AREAS OF SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS ARE CONSIDERED IN THE CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION OF THE AUTOMOBILE. THE PUBLIC IS MAINLY CONCERNED WITH THE COST OF MAINTENANCE ARISING FROM TAXATION, FUEL COSTS, AFTER-SALES SERVICE, DEPRECIATION AND INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS. THE CONDITION UPON WHICH ALL SUCH CONSIDERATIONS ARE BASED IS THE AVAILABILITY OF SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES OF ENERGY EVEN AT AN INCREASED COST.

  • Authors:
    • KIEFER, E S
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01304480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 9:57AM