STATE OF THE ART AND PERSPECTIVES FOR THE JAPANESE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY - FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF IMPROVEMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN VEHICLE TRANSPORTATION. ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN LAND TRANSPORT. PROCEEDINGS OF A SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR ENERGY, LUXEMBOURG, MAY 16-18, 1988

This paper gives a brief description of the current traffic situation in Japan. Some of the issues facing the automotive industry in respect to energy conservation are then described as are the steps that have been taken to solve them. Specific topics include air quality, traffic congestion, traffic safety and roadside noise. The major efforts being made to improve energy efficiency in land transportation are then outlined. These include programmes to develop methanol fueled vehicles, ceramic gas turbines, electric vehicles, road-vehicle traffic information systems and new transportation systems such as straddle type monorail and suspended railway system. Future transportation systems such as the linear motor car, magnetic suspension train maglev, and a super high speed ground transport system called hsst are also described briefly. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 824263.

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  • Authors:
    • KURODA, H
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00498047
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-363-0
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM