GUIDELINES FOR THE DESIGN OF FUTURE HEAVY VEHICLES IN EUROPE

TENDENCIAS EN EL PROYECTO DE VEHICULOS COMERCIALES DE TRANSPORTE PESADO EN EL FUTURC PROXIMO EN EUROPA

The tendency in commercial vehicles seems to be towards heavier vehicles of greater capacity, especially containers. At the present time laws governing axle load, power/weight ratio, gross weight, pollution and safety are being enacted; these laws will have a significant influence on future freight transport vehicles. Tendencies are that: (1) regulations concerning 13 t might be accepted, (2) there could be an increase in the power/weight ratio up to 89 hp/t and the gross weight, which could reach 45 t, (3) new regulations concerning rear axles and tandems, servo- assisted steering, emergency brakes and tyres and rims might be established. /TRRL/

  • Authors:
    • Carreras, C
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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  • Spanish

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation & Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Spain
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM