The paper reviews current and coming technology likely to result in fuel economy improvements in Australian passenger cars in the next five to ten years. The importance of a baseline specifying emissions levels and other variables is discussed, and possible technological changes are outlined with respect to the vehicle's mass, aerodynamics, engine and drive train. Specific subjects covered include lightweight materials, drag reduction, lean burn, stratified charge, diesels, turbocharging and lock-up torque converters. A possible scenario for Australian car production in 1985, including fleet average fuel economy, concludes the paper. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Society of Automotive Engineers, Australasia, National Convention, Hobart, 1978. Papers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    191 Royal Parade
    Parkville, Victoria 3052,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Burke, R S
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM