Today's automobile forms an important component of the U.S. economy and has become an integral part of our way of life. It is therefore essential that we find cost-effective solutions to the issues of fuel efficiency and exhaust emissions. The Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) was formed to find these solutions. PNGV is a cooperative, collaborative research and development program between the U.S. Government and the U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), which is made up of the auto partners -- Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. This publication addresses inventions needed for PNGV. The first section discusses the goals of PNGV. The next section examines PNGV's technology strategy. The third section discusses innovation needs in the following areas: lightweight materials; advanced manufacturing; energy conversion; energy storage devices; and efficient electrical systems. The next section presents information on how interested individuals and organizations can participate and on PNGV-related government funding. The next section summarizes Intellectual Property (IP) rights for the different funding mechanisms used for PNGV-related research and development. The final section presents active or typical solicitation topics by program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Commerce

    PNGV Secretariat, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20230
  • Authors:
    • Thomas, B
    • Johnson, L
    • Theobald, M
    • Kim, C S
  • Publication Date: 1995-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 156
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM