Economy of Energy in Vehicle Traffic and Its Immediate Scope 785067
The purpose of the paper is to analyze the traffic system and
its use of energy. A complete analysis would have to account for
many other factors, such as general economic activity.
Consequently, the paper limits its analysis to the traffic system
and its "immediate scope".
The study formulates the traffic system in three different
configurations: mass transport, transportation as an auxiliary
business function, and a system of individual drivers. The traffic
system may be viewed as any of these three concepts, and any
general analysis must be true for all three. Subsequently,
energy-related subsystems are identified (e.g., design,
maintenance, energy control, etc.) and the relationships between
these subsystems are discussed in terms of potential energy
savings. Results of this approach leads to general statements of
the system of a whole; in particular, energy costs per unit
decrease as total transportational loading increases.
I. Büki, O. Flamisch
17th FISITA Congress (1978), Budapest, Hungary