Volume III is part of a four volume set documenting areas of research resulting from the development of the Automotive Manufacturing Assessment System (AMAS) for the DOT/Transportation Systems Center. AMAS was designed to assist in the evaluation of industry capability to produce fuel efficient vehicles. Through extensive research and synthesis of publicly available information, detailed abstracts and summaries were generated to describe material applications to automotive vehicles and components with emphasis on technological advances and weight reduction potential for each domestic auto manufacturer, material, and component area. Investigation focuses on analyzing factors affected by fuel economy efforts: current and innovative materials and their component applications; auto manufacturers' and suppliers' development programs; tooling/manufacturing processes; weight savings and fuel economy benefits; and costs involved. Weight reduction progress in the 1977 and 1978 model years is highlighted but announced future plans for each manufacturer are also presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB80-145642 and Volume 4, PB80-145667. Also available in set of 4 reports PC E19, PB80-145626.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Corporate-Tech Planning, Incorporated

    275 Wyman Street
    Waltham, MA  United States  02154

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, T J
    • Deans, C M
    • Isaccs, M C
    • Cunningham, A R
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 400 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-462 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1383
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM