WIT Press

Towards A Non-competitive Motoring System: Unexplored Opportunities For Social, Cultural, Ecological And Economic Progress

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT990561

Volume

44

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,289 kb

Author(s)

H.-H. von Winning

Abstract

We face a new situation: in contrast to the first decades of the automobile, future roads and streets worldwide will be congested. We suggest standardized and limited speeds and acceleration with steady traffic flow and without overtaking and competing. This would be one condition for the halving of all traffic damage and saving one third of traffic expense. Enforced by law and by compulsary built- in electronic limiters, non-competitive traffic would provide new possibilities instead of the restrictions of high-speed. New automobile manufacturing design could guarantee another fifty years of market lead. Companies clinging to the racing/touring-concept will lose any importance. Theoretical and empirical studies indicate b

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