Sustainable Automobility

Author: Paul Nieuwenhuis
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783472685
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We have been trying to make cars cleaner and more efficient, but has this really made them more sustainable? This book argues, within the context of sustainable consumption and production, that we should see the car as a natural system, subject to natu

The Greening of the Automotive Industry

Author: G. Calabrese
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137018909
Format: PDF
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An examination of the greening of the automotive industry by the path dependence of countries and carmakers' trajectories. Three sources of path dependency can be detected: business models, consumer attitudes, and policy regulations. The automobile is changing and the race towards alternative driving systems has started!

Urban Mobility Design

Author: Selby Coxon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128150394
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Focusing from the perspective of the user, Urban Mobility Design investigates how designed mobility and design processes can respond to and drive the emerging social and technological disruptions in the passenger transport sector. Profound technological advances are changing the mobility expectations of city populations around the world. Transportation design is an under represented research area of urban transportation planning. Urban Mobility Design addresses this gap, providing research-based analysis on current and future needs of urban transportation passengers. The book examines mobility from a uniquely multidisciplinary perspective, involving a variety of innovative design and transportation planning approaches. Examines urban mobility from a new perspective Coherently combines current research and practice in transport design, technology, mobility, user behaviour experience, and cultural analysis Utilizes hands-on experiences with transportation manufacturers, transit operators and engineers to bring a practical view on today’s mobility challenges Shows how design approaches to problem solving can influence travel behaviour and improve passenger experience


Author: Corey T. Lesseig
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815333432
Format: PDF
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Looks at the evolution and impact of the automobile in Southern States during the first part of the twentieth-century.

Material Culture in America

Author: Helen Sheumaker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576076474
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Presents more than two hundred alphabetic entries that cover the history of American material culture, including such topics as adolescence, mourning, graphic design, Art Deco, and gay consumerism.

Auto Opium

Author: David Gartman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135094276
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This much needed book is the first to provide a comprehensive history of the profession and aesthetics of American automobile design. The author reveals how the appearance of the automobile was shaped by the social conflicts arising from America's mass production system. He connects the social struggles of American society with the organizational struggles of designers to create symbol-laden substitutes for the American dream. Theoretically sophisticated, lucid and compelling, Auto-Opium will appeal to all interested in the American obsession with the car.

The Electric Vehicle

Author: Gijs Mom
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801871382
Format: PDF, ePub
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"In Electric Vehicle, Gijs Mom challenges this view, arguing that at the beginning of the automobile age neither the internal combustion engine nor the battery-powered vehicle enjoyed a clear advantage. He explores the technology and marketing/consumer-feedback relationship over four "generations" of electric-vehicle design, with separate chapters on privately owned passenger cars and commercial vehicles. He makes abundant comparisons among European countries and between Europe and America." "The Electric Vehicle offers a long-overdue reassessment of the place of this technology in the history of street transportation."--BOOK JACKET.

Rush Hour

Author: Iain Gately
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 178185405X
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Each working day 500 million people across the planet experience the miracle and misery of commuting. Whether undertaken by car, bus, train or bicycle, the practice shapes our days and creates a time and a space for a surprisingly diverse range of activities. In RUSH HOUR, Iain Gately traces the past, present and future of commuting, from the age of Dickens to the potential of the driverless car. He examines the contrasting experiences of commuters in Britain and elsewhere in the world: from the crush-loaded salarymen of the Tokyo metro to the road-rage afflicted middle managers of America. Notwithstanding its occasional traumas, commuting emerges as a positive aspect of modern life. It has dictated the growth of cities;been proving ground for new technologies;and given countless people freedom of movement and the opportunity to improve their lives.

Parking Spaces

Author: Mark C. Childs
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780070121072
Format: PDF, Docs
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With a unique combination of design principles, engineering and safety research, pattern ideas, and creative inspiration, this one-of-a-kind guidebook shows you how to create compelling public spaces that meet the community's parking needs. At the same time, the book demonstrates how to support an active pedestrian environment, and establish an alternate setting for carnivals, outdoor movies and markets, sporting events, and art parks.