TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT OF CHANGES IN THE FUTURE USE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AUTOMOBILE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. SUMMARY AND FINDINGS

The assessment deals with changes in the future use and characteristics of the automobile transportation system that are expected in the near term (by 1985) and those that might evolve over a longer period (through 2000 and beyond). The scope of the assessment is broad and includes not only automobiles but also highways, fuel supply and distribution, automotive repair and service, insurance, traffic management, and law enforcement--in short, all of the industries and services that contribute to use of the automobile as a mode of personal transportation. The report analyzes the restraints of energy supply, environmental impacts, highway safety, and consumer cost on the further development of the automobile transportation system. It discusses Government initiatives that may be necessary to assure such further development. Detailed projections, policy analyses, and technological forecasts incorporated in this volume are published in Volume II--Technical Report.

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  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTA-T-83
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM