The Automotive Industry and the Environment

The Automotive Industry and the Environment

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Building on a wealth of research, The Automotive Industry and the Environment addresses current challenges in the automotive industry and how they can be met. The authors discuss the development of the automotive industry and the problems it currently faces and consider possible solutions. The book reviews trends in more environmental-friendly technologies, such as the use of more sustainable fuel sources and new types of modular designs with built-in recyclability. The book also describes new models of decentralized production, particularly the micro factory retailing (MFR) model, that provide an alternative to volume production and promise to be both more sustainable and more profitable.Its principles go back to the dawn of motoring with manual CVT systems used by vehicles such as the belt-driven Fouillaron from 1901 (van ... However, a specialist transmission company, Van Doornea#39;s Trans- missie (VDT) was spun off from the DAF company in the 1970s and this ... By 2002 the system had been fitted to Subaru, Nissan, Honda, Ford, Fiat, Volvo. ... A further boost came with increased car demand after the Second World War, and by the 1960s the system was dominant.

Title:The Automotive Industry and the Environment
Author:Paul Niewenhuis, Peter Wells
Publisher:CRC Press - 2003-08-15


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