Building on a wealth of research, this book addresses current challenges in the automotive industry and how they can be met. The authors discuss the development of the automotive industry and the problems it currently faces and consider possible solutions. They review trends in more environmental-friendly technologies, such as the use of more sustainable fuel sources and new types of modular designs with built-in recyclability. Chapters also describe new models of decentralized production, particularly the micro factory retailing (MFR) model, that provide an alternative to volume production and promise to be both more sustainable and more profitable.Building on a wealth of research, this book addresses current challenges in the automotive industry and how they can be met.
|Title||:||The Automotive Industry and the Environment|
|Author||:||Paul Nieuwenhuis, Peter E. Wells|
|Publisher||:||Woodhead Publishing - 2003-01-01|