ON THE WAY TO THE AUTOMOBILE OF TOMORROW
AUF DEM WEG ZUM AUTO VON MORGEN
This two-part study comprises the proceedings of a one-day seminar sponsored by the West German Federal Ministry for Research and Technology. Specialists from science, industry and the government discussed ways to develop and improve engines and catalytic converters in order (1) to lessen the damage to the environment caused by automobile gas pollution in urban areas and (2) to achieve an optimum balance of reliability, economy and energy consumption. The seminar emphasized that the motor vehicle is an essential part of modern society and is not to be replaced, but only improved. Improvements on the following types of engines were discussed: Otto engine, diesel engine, stratified charge engine and gas turbine. Various types of catalytic converters made from ceramic and non-precious metals were discussed in part two of the report. The report concluded that another two- or three-day seminar should be sponsored by the Defense Ministry and the Ministry of the Interior in conjunction with a NATO conference.
Ministry for Research and Technology, West GermanyCologne, Germany
- Publication Date: 1973
- Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
- Pagination: 256 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Catalytic converters; Ceramic materials; Diesel engines; Economics; Environmental impacts; Fuel consumption; Gas turbines; Improvements; Metals; Motor vehicles; Reliability; Stratified charge engines; Turbine engines; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Environment; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00072008
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM