TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORTIVE OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION

TitleTECHNOLOGIES SUPPORTIVE OF SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsDearing, A
JournalAnnual Review of Energy & the Environment
Volume25
Issue1
Pagination89
ISBN Number10563466
KeywordsAIR -- Pollution -- Standards, DIESEL motor -- Alternative fuels, ENGINES
Abstract

Meeting the growing demand for personal mobility and transport of goods in a sustainable way presents a wide range of interrelated engineering and public policy challenges. This chapter reviews some of the technical options being developed for mitigating the local and global environmental impact of road vehicles, made possible using developments in the materials and combustion sciences, sensor technologies, catalysis, and information processing. Although the improved technical performance of these options can be quantified, the likelihood of commercial success is harder to predict. This review considers factors that may support the adoption of innovative vehicle technologies, recognizing that the ubiquity of existing solutions and infrastructures will make any change process complex. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Annual Review of Energy & the Environment is the property of Annual Reviews Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)