AN AUTOMOBILE IN HARMONY WITH SOCIETY - THE TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGE

One of the most urgent challenges facing automobile engineers today, is how to better suit the automobile to changing social conditions and demands. Meeting this challenge involves the development of technology to deal with the problems of exhaust emissions, noise pollution, traffic safety, conservation of natural resources, while maintaining the best possible cost benefit. Needless to say, these problems are a by-product of the tremendous contribution of the automobile to industrialization and society in general. Effectively dealing with these problems is particularly important today, because the automobile has become an important lifeline for the urbanized industrial society, which in turn is responsible for the explosive increase in automobile registrations. To handle this increase in automobile traffic, it is of vital importance to develop versatile traffic systems which are economical and, more important, which give priority to the protection of human life and health. To meet all of these delicately intertwined challenges, interdisciplinary studies designed to solve problems by utilizing knowledge gained from each field as well as the results of interaction between the fields, have become a "sine qua non". It is also of vital importance that solutions to these problems involve the best possible tradeoffs between the options open to the automobile industry and that the latter be constantly attuned to the needs and desires of society with regard to such tradeoffs. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Auto Techniques Engs

    3 Avenue du President Wilson
    F 75116 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Nakagawa, R
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM