HOW LOW IS LOW? 560151

The limitations which must be considered in answering this question will be related to certain inflexible dimensions concerning the human anatomy and its relation to vehicular construction, as well as the basic requirements of automotive design principles.
“HOW LOW IS LOW” is a rather abstract question, and to explore its ramifications in the most graphic manner, I have divided this discussion into three basic parts. The first part will be an exposition of the evolution, trends and governing factors which will cause tomorrow's car to be lower than present production. In the second part we will attempt to forecast a range in which the minimum low will actually be. To do this we will consider the inflexible human anatomy as the absolute dictator in establishment of the minimum low. The third part will deal with the engineering and design features that will have to be incorporated when lower cars appear on the market.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 40% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.