The Tide of New Technolgoy and the Automobile 852298
The world's automobile industry is by no means a fully
mature industry lacking in innovation. Progress is being made in
automotive engineering daily with the introduction of numerous
Rapid technological change increases risk, but the potential
gains from growth are enormous. And it is the responsibility of
automotive engineers to promote change by achieving the coexistence
of competition and co-operation.
Non-car users make up the majority of the world's
population. A major goal for automotive engineers is, therefore, to
co-operate in bringing the automobile within the reach of the bulk
of the world's population.
Our ancestors developed various modes of transportation, and the
mobility they provided brought prosperity through global cultural
exchanges and technology transfers.
It is my firm belief that our primary task as automotive
engineers is to ensure "prosperity" brings with it
qualitative improvements in people's lives
President, SAE, Japan
3rd International Pacific Conference on Automotive Engineering (1985)
Motor Vehicle Technology-Mobility for Prosperity-P-169