COMPUTER-BASED RESOURCE ACCOUNTING MODEL FOR AUTOMOBILE TECHNOLOGY IMPACT ASSESSMENT

A computer-implemented resource accounting model has been developed for assessing resource impacts of future automobile technology options. The resources tracked are materials, energy, capital, and labor. The model has been used in support of the Interagency Task Force on Motor Vehicle Goals Beyond 1980. The report describes the methodology. Annual production requirements for up to thirty materials are accumulated. Projected demand is disaggregated among primary and secondary materials, imports and domestic sources. Capital and labor impacts of auto design changes, disaggregated by two-hundred industries are determined using a modified input/output model.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Draper (Charles Stark) Laboratory, Incorporated

    555 Technology Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • DeWolf, J B
    • Davis, C
    • Heinemann, P C
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-76-39 Final Rpt., R-938
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1021
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 2003 12:00AM