DYNAMIC MODELS OF THE U.S. AUTOMOBILE FLEET

The report examines some of the dynamic properties of the automobile fleet. The focus is not on new-car demand, but rather on the overall behavior of the system. Relationships derived from previous studies have been incorporated and integrated in a single model. This lends empirical credence to the model as well as allowing a test of internal consistency for a group of parametric relationships estimated independently. An additional objective of the work is to test the utility of the Systems Dynamics modeling approach and the DYNAMO software package for a dynamic automotive fleet model.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Impact Center, Incorporated

    67 Chapel
    Newton, MA  USA  02158

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Rabe, F T
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-OST-77-26 Final Rpt., TM-018
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TS-9961
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM