AUGMENTATION OF RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS CAPABILITIES FOR TIMELY SUPPORT OF AUTOMOTIVE FUEL ECONOMY ACTIVITIES

A series of studies were conducted in support of the Office of Research and Development of the NHTSA in areas of automotive design and technology that could affect fuel economy. Nine such studies were carried out and included assessments of spark ignition engine; fuel economy improvement potential; potential of changes in rolling resistance, aerodynamic drag, accessory load and lubricants. Other studies included a study of the potential of alternate engines, a compilation of literature, and a preliminary assessment of diesel particulates. In addition to conducting studies based on a literature review and analysis, there were two hardware studies conducted in the form of teardown studies of selected passenger car (Ford Fairmont) and light truck (Chevy Luv) models.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB81-219479.
  • Corporate Authors:

    South Coast Technology, Incorporated

    15001 Commerce Drive, Suite 406
    Dearborn, MI  United States  48120

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Siegel, H M
    • Schwarz, R
    • Andon, J
    • Gerstenbeger, T
    • Renner, R
    • Kececioglu, K C
    • Morgan, W
    • Mercer, L
    • Cattaneo, A
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 412 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00344526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-805 956
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01790
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM