OVERVIEW -- ENERGY AND THE AUTOMOBILE

This paper reviews various aspects of automobile fuel economies in connection with the major factors: power plant and accessories; aerodynamic drag; tire or rolling resistance inertial mass; driving patterns; and length of trip. The paper also discusses the future closed-loop adaptive electronic controls for optimum fuel economy and the control of exhaust emissions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for meeting held May 16-18, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Shupe, D S
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 77-RC-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM