To predict vehicle designs and configurations of the future, it is necessary to look at the driving forces and constraints which surround the truck industry, and where the emphasis for change will come from. The first will continue to be a reduction in operating cost, i.e. fuel, tires and maintenance. Second is configuration, i.e., maximizing vehicle size and weight or other commodity considerations. Third is driver comfort and safety. Engineers tend to look at things from a technical aspect first when, in fact, economic factors are the motivators for technical achievements and innovation.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 39-46
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-030 848
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1983 12:00AM