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The Importance Of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Legislation To The Future Of The World Automobile Industry

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR930561

Volume

1

Pages

14

Published

1993

Size

1,318 kb

Author(s)

J.F. Cayot

Abstract

The importance of carbon dioxide emissions legislation to the future of the world automobile industry J.F. Cayot Lucas Diesel, Colonia Virreyes, Apdo. Postal 493, CP 25220, Saltillo, Coah, Mexico 1 - INTRODUCTION The earth today is experiencing the highest demographic growth rate in the history of humanity and the world population is expected to double within the next 50 years. The RIO conference, held in June, 1992 singled out three major challenges which must mandatorily be met the International Community before the end of the nineties in order to avoid a 21st century of nightmares: these are population, poverty and pollution in decreasing order of importance. The design parameters for tomorrow's motor vehicle should take account of these three general challenges. The private car has become a symbol of freedom and of economic development and the need for individual mobility reflects social ex

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