What Does Sustainability Mean For the Mobility Industries? 2005-01-0535
Sustainability is the effort to preserve at least the same freedoms of choices and levels of resources for our grandchildren that we enjoy today. Mobility is critical to these choices and resources. Transportation today is not sustainable. Yet, before we lose hope, the mobility industry has made large strides to becoming sustainable. The automobile today represents one of the single most sustainable durable products that exist. This paper explores the challenges that automotive engineers will face in the near future in the attempt to achieve sustainability. In doing so, this paper attempts provide automotive engineers to place their contributions to sustainability in an achievable framework.