Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2012 [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the 4th International Conference / edited by Aleksandar Subic, Jörg Wellnitz, Martin Leary, Lucien Koopmans.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012Description: XII, 404 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642241451Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering economy | Environmental pollution | Engineering | Automotive Engineering | Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing | Fossil Fuels (incl. Carbon Capture) | Industrial Pollution PreventionAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 629.2 LOC classification: TL1-483Online resources: Click here to access online
Sustainable Design and Management -- Fuels and Emissions -- Alternative Powertrains -- Leightweighting -- Vehicle Safety -- New Vehicle Platforms -- End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Treatment.
The book on Sustainable Automotive Technologies aims to draw special attention to the research and practice focused on new technologies and approaches capable of meeting the challenges to sustainable mobility. In particular, the book features incremental and radical technical advancements that are able to meet social, economic and environmental targets in both local and global contexts. These include original solutions to the problems of pollution and congestion, vehicle and public safety, sustainable vehicle design and manufacture, new structures and materials, new power-train technologies and vehicle concepts. In addition to vehicle technologies, the book is also concerned with the broader systemic issues such as sustainable supply chain systems, integrated logistics and telematics, and end-of-life vehicle management. It captures selected peer reviewed papers accepted for presentation at the 4th International Conference on Sustainable Automotive Technologies, ICSAT2012, held at the RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.