AUTHOR: Schewel, Laura
DOCUMENT ID: 2008-23
DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal or Magazine Article
PUBLISHER: Society of Automotive Engineers
Automobilesʼ negative impact on human health and welfare includes traffic-related deaths and injuries as well as the deaths and injuries caused by automobilesʼ contribution to climate change and other global environmental degradation. This paper explores solutions that both enhance vehicle performance and
reduce environmental impacts, and focuses on demonstrating the ability of lightweight vehicles to provide such a solution. Some controversy exists around the question of whether lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles can be as safe as traditional vehicles. Recent research reviewed in this paper indicates that several solutions exist that can both improve efficiency and
thereby global safety, and maintain (or even improve)
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