This paper attempts to define the major factors which influence the evolution of the automobile. The meaning of the word generation is discussed in the automotive context and arguments put forward as to why future changes will follow an evolutionary, rather than a revolutionary, pattern of development. The unique Australian constraints on evolution in the local industry are discussed, with a projection of the observed characteristics which will define the next generation automobile. The paper addresses itself primarily to the Australian situation but recognises the influence of world trends on the local environment. /Author/TRRL/

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

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    191 Royal Parade
    Parkville, Victoria 3052,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Ford, D M
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM