1984-01-01

Problems of Estimating the Development Targets for Product and Production Technologies of Future Passenger Cars 845075

In order to enlighten the expected trends and opportunities within the field of technologies for passenger cars, several studies were realized recently. The unique nature of different studies is to be seen in the Delphi-like methodology asking selected experts and, implicitly or explicitly, assuming the global compass which is specifying the design and use of future cars.
Reporting essential conclusions of the surveys it is identified that the trend towards international standardization and equalization of vehicle weights and drive unit design observed in the past could continue, a diversification in the energy sector could occur and the use of new materials could support the efforts to increase the quality. Several electronic devices will be installed in order to supervise and control the function of the vehicle. Independent of national influences, a continuous development without any decisive or revolutionary changes is expected.

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