TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN U.S. AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY: ASSESSING PAST FEDERAL INITIATIVES
In the future, further reductions in fatalities, fuel consumption and emissions due to automobile use will be needed. To insure that these goals are achieved, it is necessary to understand more thoroughly the role of Federal initiatives and regulation in encouraging the development, implementation and adoption of innovative automobile technology. The study provides an important link in addressing these questions. It examines the pattern of past Federal initiatives in the automobile industry and the effect of those initiatives on innovation. In addition, a framework is developed for assessing the joint consequences of Federal technology creation and market pull initiatives on the diffusion process.
Lexington Technology AssociatesLexington, MA United States 02173
Washington, DC United States 20590
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
- ABERNATHY, W J
- Chakravarthy, B S
- Publication Date: 1979-1
- Pagination: 102 p.
- TRT Terms: Air quality management; Automobile industry; Exhaust gases; Fuel consumption; Marketing; Motor vehicle industry; One way streets; Policy; Pollution control; Regulation; Regulations; Reversible traffic lanes; Safety engineering; Technological innovations; Technology assessment
- Old TRIS Terms: Government intervention; Government policies
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Energy; Highways; Law; Policy; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00191424
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-543 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1355
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM