Title: Future development in vehicle and traffic technology

Authors: U. Seiffert

Addresses: Research Division, Volkswagenwerk, Wolfsburg, West Germany

Abstract: Much progress has been made in recent years in reducing fuel consumption in motor vehicles. Continued progress in fuel economy and the future availability of alternative fuels will lead to the increasingly efficient use of energy. This development will be assisted by new traffic-control and guidance systems designed to optimize traffic-control in inner-cities. Future vehicle design will also incorporate new factors of safety, low noise and exhaust emissions, greater reliability and improved corrosion protection. These adaptations will guarantee the survival of the motor vehicle as the principal means of personal transportation.

Keywords: fuel consumption; motor vehicles; fuel economy; alternative fuels; energy efficiency; vehicle design; noise emissions; exhaust emissions; vehicle safety design; traffic technology; automotive technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1984.061111

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1984 Vol.5 No.5, pp.530 - 547

Published online: 25 May 2014 *

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