Passenger transport energetics: the case of the automobile

This report is divided into three parts. The first part deals with passenger task analysis. Dynamics of various passenger task determinants are studied by using analytical models and alternative growth assumption. The purpose of this part is to enable a determination of future travel demand to be made. Part ii of the report is directed towards the study of various factors that are purported to affect the energy intensity of automobile mode. The energy saving potential of changes in average car weight, load factor and operating conditions has been investigated. Finally, part iii is devoted to transport energy analysis in Australia. The present patterns of energy use in passenger transport are reviewed to establish the dominance of auto fuel in the overall energy situation. The effect of various efficiency measures in reducing future transport fuel demand is investigated. A simulation model is also developed and used to determine transport energy demand in response to various factors affecting either the passenger task or the efficiency of travel, or both.

  • Authors:
    • Wadhwa, L C
  • Publication Date: 1979-6


  • English

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  • Pagination: 1 vol (various pagings)

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  • Accession Number: 01439688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:28PM