The motor vehicle is an integral aid in the life of most Australians and its role in the conduct of their daily lives is largely unrecognised until they have to do without it. Expediency and urbanisation will make the motor car even more essential in the future. The motive for buying a motor car, freedom in transportation, never changes but the car does because the limitations on people's freedom are ever being pushed further away. This paper examines the procedures followed by a manufacturer and some of the problems he faces in attempting to plan vehicles that will be compatible with the economic and social environment and physical needs and expectations of the community they will have to serve. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceeding of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Transport Research Forum--"Getting the Best Use from the Transport Infrastructure" Melbourne, Australia, May 24-25, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:


  • Authors:
    • Ford, D M
  • Publication Date: 1977-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM