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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lexington Technology Associates

    Lexington, MA  USA  02173

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • ABERNATHY, W J
    • Chakravarthy, B S
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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