WARRANTY HOLDINGS 20/20 REPORT ON MOTORING ISSUES IN THE UK

The report examines the changes in the worldwide automotive industry, car transport, and road transport in general, during the last 20 years, and also looks 20 years into the future of the motoring world. It draws on the research and opinions of a wide range of experts, and explores developments and future prospects in areas such as safety, environmental issues, technology, demographics, and infrastructure. It identifies several highlights of the late 1970s and the 1980s, together with many more highlights in the 1990s and beyond. The energy crisis and the rise of Japan are viewed as especially significant events during the 1970s. Safety, car crime, the large increase in driving by women, and the rise of environmental concern are viewed as especially important contemporary issues. Even more important for the 1990s and the future are the numerous technological innovations, of which many are described briefly. Chaos theory and hydrodynamic wave theory are mentioned as two possible approaches to theories of traffic flow and congestion. 18 future trends are predicted. The report also considers the history and future prospects of mechanical breakdown insurance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    WARRANTY HOLDINGS LTD

    ELEANOR HOUSE, ELEANOR CROSS ROAD
    WALTHAM CROSS, HERTFORDSHIRE  United Kingdom  EN8 7LF
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM