MOTOR-VEHICLE PERFORMANCE AND HIGHWAY SAFETY

CHARTS GIVING TREND DATA FROM THE YEAR 1930 TO 1952 ON CURB WEIGHT, RATED HORSEPOWER, MAXIMUM CAR SPEED, ACCELERATION AND FUEL ECONOMY ARE PRESENTED. THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THESE FACTORS AND THE EFFECT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE IS BROUGHT OUT. A DISCUSSION OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TIME, DISTANCE, SPEED, AND ACCELERATION FOLLOWS, ILLUSTRATED WITH CHARTS. THE ADVANTAGE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE CAN BE ATTAINED BY CERTAIN ENGINE SPEED AND HORSEPOWER COMBINATIONS. GOOD ECONOMY WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE, HOWEVER, CAN BE ATTAINED ONLY WITH LOW ENGINE SPEED AND HIGH HORSEPOWER. CHARTS ILLUSTRATING THE VARIOUS FACTORS INVOLVED ARE DISCUSSED. THE DESIGN OF AMERICAN CARS OVER THE PAST YEARS HAS BEEN TOWARDS IMPROVEMENT IN ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 32, pp 414-421, 14 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Carmichael, T J
  • Publication Date: 1953

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 13-16, 1953
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1971 12:00AM