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Author: Henrik Duer
Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers
Keywords: cars, nordic, countries, passenger, emissions, analysis, taxes, co2, comparative
Number of Pages: 92
Published: 2011-05-31
ISBN-10: 9289322160
ISBN-13: 9789289322164

The report discusses how economic instruments can be used to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars in the Nordic countries. The analysis indicate that: the registration tax and the annual circulation tax can contribute to a reduction in the average CO2 emission from new cars; company car schemes in the Nordic countries provide incentives for larger cars and increased driving because of subsidies, and this has long term effect as a large share of new cars are registered as company cars but are used as private cars most of their lives; CO2 differentiated taxes can provide incentives to consum

Author: A. Nicole Clowers
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: clunkers, program, cash, learned, industry, lessons, auto
Number of Pages: 43
Published: 2010-09
ISBN-10: 1437932975
ISBN-13: 9781437932973

In July and August 2009, the federal government implemented the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program, or żCash for Clunkers,ż a temporary vehicle retirement program that offered consumers a monetary credit ($3,500 or $4,500) to trade in an older vehicle for a new, more fuel-efficient one. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was responsible for administering the program. This report examines: (1) what is known to date about the extent to which the CARS program achieved its objectives; (2) what stakeholdersż experiences were with the CARS program; and

Author: David J. Wise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: rail, strategies, exist, saving, car, potential, transit, cost
Number of Pages: 41
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437935729
ISBN-13: 9781437935721

Rail transit offers society a number of benefits, including reduced congestion and pollution and increased mobility. However, rail systems and cars are costly: Transit agencies can pay more than $3 million per car, often using federal funds. This report describes: (1) characteristics of the U.S. market for transit rail cars; (2) the federal governmentżs role in funding and setting standards for transit rail cars; and (3) challenges transit agencies face when procuring rail cars. The report analyzed U.S. and worldwide rail car market data for commuter, heavy, and light rail systems and intervi

Author: Keith Cary Curtis
Publisher: Keith Curtis
Keywords: wars, software
Number of Pages: 303
Published: 2009-02-20
ISBN-10: 0578011891
ISBN-13: 9780578011899

Given the technology that's already available, we should have cars that drive us around, in absolute safety, while we lounge in the back and sip champagne. All we need is a video camera on the roof, plugged into a PC, right? We have all the necessary hardware, and have had it for years, but don't yet have robot-driven cars because we don't have the software. This book explains how we can build better software and all get our own high-tech chauffeur.

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: automobile, crashes, injury, causes, safety, highway
Number of Pages: 85
Published: 1995-10
ISBN-10: 078813437X
ISBN-13: 9780788134371

In recent years, cars have been associated with nearly 29,000 traffic fatalities annually in the U.S., including the deaths of both car occupants and others involved in collisions with cars. This report focuses on the causes of injury in car crashes. Reviews the research literature, and analyzes traffic accident data to examine the effects of crash characteristics, car size, safety belts, air bags, and occupant age and gender on the risk of injury in car crashes. Also discusses promising areas for further reducing injury risk. Charts and tables.

Author: Keith Curtis
Publisher: LULU
Keywords: wars, software
Number of Pages: 1
Published: July 28, 200
eBookDB-ID: ML00496481

Book also available on Amazon!Given the technology that’s already available, we should have cars that drive us around, in absolute safety, while we lounge in the back and sip champagne. This book explains how we can build better software and all get our own high-tech chauffeur.NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW:"Keith Curtis, an 11-year veteran of Microsoft, takes a programmer鈥檚 approach in 鈥淪oftware Wars,鈥?attempting to systematically build a case that free software can help pave the way for a 21st-century renaissance in many fields ranging from artificial intelligence (cars that driv

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: vans, cars, trucks, motor, vehicles, drivers, owners, truck, environment, environmental, guide, car
Number of Pages: 28
Published: 1996-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788129163
ISBN-13: 9780788129162

Helps drivers learn how to protect the environment by suggesting good driving practices, proper car maintenance, recycling automotive items, following manufacturers' operational recommendations, & considering the environment when buying a car. Additional topics include proper tire pressure, gasolines & fuels, motor oils, emission controls, cooling systems, & finding a good automotive repair shop. Covers common myths about cars & the environment & provides valuable information in an easy-to-read format. Illustrated.
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