THE FUTURE TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OF ROAD TRANSPORT. POSSIBLE ECONOMIC REPERCUSSIONS

EL FUTURO DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO. TRANSPORTE POR CARRETERA. POSIBLES EFECTOS ECONOMICOS

Among technological innovations, safety devices outside the vehicle are becoming increasingly important. An example of this is Orbis 3, which consists of a panel resting on a support located at black spots. The use of photography permits a constant surveillance of drivers contravening traffic regulations. Its use led to a 98% reduction in traffic offences. As regards freight transport, the present tendency is towards specialization, e.g. adaptation of the transport mode to the freight carried, so as to be able to have complete control of the latter during its transport. A review is presented of studies of electric cars : Electrovair, Rowan, Urbania, Stil (electronically controlled), and Jarret. In France, an investigation is being conducted into the development of a low-sound emission vehicle, the electric motor of which works on hydrogen. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Asociacion Espanda de la Carretera

    Serrana 57-3A Planta, Apartado 1052
    Madrid,   Spain 
  • Authors:
    • Blein, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 52-55
  • Serial:
    • Carreteras
    • Issue Number: 206
    • Publisher: Asociacion Espanda de la Carretera

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128704
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation & Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Spain
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM