AUTOMOBILE EVOLUTION IN THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMICAL CONTEXT

The author outlines the socio-economic conditions following the 1973-1974 energy crisis, the advantages and disadvantages of private transport and the evolution in the design of the car of the future: rotary engine, diesel engine, stirling cycle engine, Rankine cycle engine, gas turbine, electric propulsion. The shape of cars to come will be greatly influenced by aerodynamic performance, safety, pollution, fuel economy and maintenance costs. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Auto Techniques Engs

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

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165647
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM