This paper is based on the author's book "To the Cities of the Second Car Age", an investigation into the part cars are likely to play in the transport of the cities of the future. The first part looks into the sustainability of cars and, indeed, our human civilisation. Consideration is given to population growth, availability of resources, the environment and its pollution. It is concluded that provided cars are made clean, and they can be, all in the future can expect to have the cars they desire. The second part shows how emerging technologies, or intelligent transport systems, will enable cars to be used with greater safety and lower costs for virtually all trips, even in the largest cities, with traffic calmed to the extent deemed desirable. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no. 899454.


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  • Pagination: 10 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00764549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 28 1999 12:00AM