PASSENGER CAR DIMENSIONS AS RELATED TO PARKING SPACE. I. VEHICLE DATA

DATA SHOWING TRENDS IN CAR SIZES-LENGTHS, WIDTHS, AND HEIGHTS-DURING THE PAST THREE DECADES ARE GIVEN. FIGURES ARE PRESENTED PRINCIPALLY AS YEARLY AVERAGES FOR THE INDUSTRY BUT, IN ADDITION, MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM VALUES FOR EACH YEAR ARE SHOWN AND SOME COMPARATIVE DATA ARE SUPPLIED ON LOW AND MEDIUM-LOW PRICED CARS IN HIGHEST PRODUCTION VOLUME. LENGTHS AND WIDTHS REMAINED RELATIVELY CONSTANT ONLY IN THE PERIOD FROM 1946 TO 1954. THE FIGURES INDICATE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN BOTH LENGTHS AND WIDTHS OF CARS IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS. THE RATE OF GROWTHS OF THESE TWO CAR DIMENSIONS APPROXIMATE THE CORRESPONDING INCREASE IN THE PRE-WAR YEARS. CAR HEIGHTS HAVE SHOWN A DECREASE THROUGHOUT THE 30-YEAR PERIOD, WITH THE POST-WAR CHANGES CONTINUING THE PRE-WAR TREND. HEIGHTS REMAINED RELATIVELY STATIC ONLY IN THE PERIOD FROM 1934 TO 1938. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 195, pp 30-40, 4 FIG, 8 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Nagler, L H
  • Discussers:
    • Hallstead III, William F
  • Publication Date: 1958

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  • Monograph Title: Relation between vehicle characteristics and highway design
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  • Accession Number: 00222862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1994 12:00AM