The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mobile source air pollution control program has one main objective-to protect health. The Clean Air Act charges EPA with establishing and enforcing emission standards for automobiles to control emissions. Extensive use of integrated electronics for engine controls and imaginative engineering will be needed to achieve a balance between low emissions and fuel conservation. In 1965 the catalytic converter made it possible to regain all of the fuel economy loss that was incurred during the first seven years of emission control. The combination of emission standards and Federal fuel economy standards is providing the incentive for further improved technology.

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  • Authors:
    • Stork, E O
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  • Pagination: p. 51
  • Serial:
    • IEEE Spectrum
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • ISSN: 0018-9235

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  • Accession Number: 00167609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM