This book commemorates the 100th anniversary of the automobile industry in the United States. It covers the car's development using a systems approach to more closely mirror the way a car is engineered. The following topics are examined: Powerplant Perspectives - Parts I, II, and III; U.S. Passenger Car Brake History; A History of the Passenger Car Tire - Parts I and II; A Century of Automobile Body Evolution; A Century of Automobile Comfort and Convenience; The First 100 Years of Transportation Safety - Parts 1 and II; A History of Automobile Electrical Systems; Gasoline Specifications, Regulations, and Properties; A History of Lubrication; and Materials - Key to 100 Years of Automotive Progress. Well-illustrated with numerous photos and drawings, the chapters (a series of articles) were previously published in Automotive Engineering magazine from April 1995 through December 1996.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared under the auspices of the SAE Historical Committee.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Asmus, T
    • Bragg, G
    • Cowan, C W
    • Gibbs, L M
    • Johnston, R H
    • Ludvigsen, K E
    • Rinek, L M
    • Rinschler, G L
    • Rizvi, SQA
    • Woehrle, W J
    • Yanik, A J
  • Publication Date: 1997


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 298 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00780250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0768000157
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Order No. R-203
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 14 1999 12:00AM