Adaptation of the Passenger Car to the Road Conditions of Third World Countries 2001-01-3728
Most of new cars are designed for excellent road conditions. Their production costs and as result their impact on the environment increase continuously. Nevertheless, the roads of the third world countries and some territories of the former USSR are far from perfect. Adaptation of some new technical solutions to the regional road conditions have been conducted in the Development Department of AUTOVAZ on the basis of road tests and wind tunnel measurements. The data obtained do not demonstrate an importance of low aerodynamic drag for environmental sustainability.