Ground transportation is by far the most important segment of transportation, both from the usage and expenditure standpoints. Transportation requirements are expected to double in the next 20 years or less. Merely increasing the capacity of present modes of transportation is not the optimum way of meeting future needs. More efficient, safer, and less polluting means will have to be found. Telecommunications will play an increasingly important role. Because of time lag in implementation today's state-of-the-art technology will have to provide at least the short term solution. Described are a number of communication and control projects which have recently or will shortly be implemented to provide some of the answers. Some future innovations are also covered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Goldsmith, A
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051410
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-81 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM