Extensive material substitution and re-sizing of the domestic automotive fleet, as well as the introduction of new technologies, will require major changes in the techniques and equipment used in the various manufacturing processes employed in the production of automobiles. The purpose of this report is to document and analyze the publically available data on current and projected motor vehicle production processes and equipment and to report on impending changes. This volume deals with the history of automotive-related government standards and the impact on the automotive production processes and vehicle design, future trends in automotive design, and the implications of these changes on the manufacturing infrastructure. Also included is an overview of engine and emission control systems and two passive restraint systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Vol 2, HS-805 573; Vol 3, HS-805 574; Vol 4, HS-805 575; Vol 5, HS-805 576. Also available in set of 5 reports PC E20, PB81-183717.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Incorporated

    4330 East-West Highway
    Bethesda, MD  United States  20814

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1981-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 178 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSCNHTSA-80-21-1Final Rpt., HS-805 572
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1609
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1982 12:00AM