Towards Sustainable Road Transport

Towards Sustainable Road Transport
Author: Ronald M. Dell,Patrick T. Moseley,David A. J. Rand
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-06-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780124046917

Download Towards Sustainable Road Transport Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Increasing pressure on global reserves of petroleum at a time of growing demand for personal transport in developing countries, together with concerns over atmospheric pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to a requirement for more sustainable forms of road transport. Major improvements in the efficiency of all types of road vehicles are called for, along with the use of fuels derived from alternative sources, or entirely new fuels. Towards Sustainable Road Transport first describes the evolution of vehicle designs and propulsion technologies over the past two centuries, before looking forward to possible new forms of energy to substitute for petroleum. The book also discusses the political and socio-economic drivers for change, investigates barriers to their broad implementation, and outlines the state-of-the-art of candidate power sources, advanced vehicle design, and associated infrastructure. The comprehensive technical informationsupplied by an expert author team ensures that Towards Sustainable Road Transport will provide readers with a clear understanding of the ongoing progress in this field and the challenges still to be faced. Drivers of technological change in road transport and the infrastructure requirements Discussion of alternative fuels for internal combustion engines and fuel conversion technologies Detailed exploration of current and emerging options for vehicle propulsion, with emphasis on hybrid/ battery electric traction, hydrogen, and fuel cells Comparative analysis of vehicle design requirements, primary power source efficiency, and energy storage systems

Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport

Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport
Author: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-10-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780857095879

Download Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This book presents the papers from the Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport conference, held in Pune, India, 8-9 November, 2011. Papers examine advances in powertrain, alternative fuels, lightweight vehicles, electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. An international assembly of senior industry representatives provide insight into research and technological advances in low carbon technology sustainability for road transport, helping towards achieving stringent emissions standards and continual improvements in fuel economy efficiency, all in an expanding Indian market. These technical papers from industry and academia discuss the developments and research of leading organisations. Discusses maximising powertrain performance for a low carbon agenda Provides readers with an understanding of the latest developments in alternative fuels Examines the future landscape for the implementation and development of electric vehicles

Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport

Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport
Author: Måns Nilsson,Karl Hillman,Annika Rickne,Thomas Magnusson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-05-23
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781136316609

Download Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This book is about how societies around the world can accelerate innovation in sustainable transport. It examines the relationship between policy change and the development of technological innovations in low carbon vehicle technologies, including biofuels, hybrid-electric vehicles, electric vehicles and fuel cells. Examining this relationship across countries and regions that are leaders in vehicle manufacturing and innovation, such as the European Union, Germany, Sweden, China, Japan, Korea and USA, the books aims to learn lessons about policy and innovation performance.

Handbook of Sustainable Transport

Handbook of Sustainable Transport
Author: Carey Curtis
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-12-25
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781789900477

Download Handbook of Sustainable Transport Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Exploring the need for a sustainable transport paradigm, which has been sought after by local and national authorities internationally over the last 30 years, this illuminating and timely Handbook offers insights into how this can be secured more broadly and what it may involve, as well as the challenges that the sustainable transport approach faces. The Handbook offers readers a holistic understanding of the paradigm by drawing on a wide range of research and relevant case studies that showcase where the principles of sustainable transport have been implemented.

Sustainable Transport

Sustainable Transport
Author: R Tolley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2003-08-29
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781855738614

Download Sustainable Transport Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Cycling and walking are both essential components in sustainable transport strategy and are becoming an ever more important part of urban planning. There is now a wealth of international experience of how well sustainable planning works in practice and how it can be improved. With a wide range of contributions from America, Australia, Europe as well as the UK, Sustainable transport sums up many of the lessons learnt and how they can be applied in improved planning. Non-motorised transport planning depends on combining improvements to infrastructure with education. There are chapters examining both national strategies and local initiatives in cities around the world, including such topics as changes to existing road infrastructure and the integration of cycling and walking with public transport. Since education is a critical element in sustainable transport planning, contributors also consider such topics as developing healthier travel habits and ways of promoting cycling and walking as alternatives to the car. With its blend of practical experience and suggestions for improvement, Sustainable transport is essential reading for urban planners, environmental groups and those researching transport issues. Comprehensive handbook covering sustainable transport initiatives world wide Focuses on walking and cycling as alternatives to motorised transport systems Presents practical advice on how to encourage sustainable transport schemes

Driving Towards Sustainable Development

Driving Towards Sustainable Development
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1998*
Genre: Sustainable development
ISBN: OCLC:48915628

Download Driving Towards Sustainable Development Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Energy Transport the Environment

Energy  Transport    the Environment
Author: Oliver Inderwildi,Sir David King
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2012-03-04
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781447127161

Download Energy Transport the Environment Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Sustainable mobility is a highly complex problem as it is affected by the interactions between socio-economic, environmental, technological and political issues. Energy, Transport, & the Environment: Addressing the Sustainable Mobility Paradigm brings together leading figures from business, academia and governments to address the challenges and opportunities involved in working towards sustainable mobility. Key thinkers and decision makers approach topics and debates including: · energy security and resource scarcity · greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions · urban planning, transport systems and their management · governance and finance of transformation · the threats of terrorism and climate change to our transport systems. Introduced by a preface from U.S. Secretary Steven Chu and an outline by the editors, Dr Oliver Inderwildi and Sir David King, Energy, Transport, & the Environment is divided into six sections. These sections address and explore the challenges and opportunities for energy supply, road transport, urban mobility, aviation, sea and rail, as well as finance and economics in transport. Possible solutions, ranging from alternative fuels to advanced urban planning and policy levers, will be examined in order to deepen the understanding of currently proposed solutions within the political realities of the dominating economic areas. The result of this detailed investigation is an integrated view of sustainable transport for both people and freight, making Energy, Transport, & the Environment key reading for researchers, decision makers and policy experts across the public and private sectors.

Attitudes Towards Sustainable Road Transports

Attitudes Towards Sustainable Road Transports
Author: Florin E. Mariasiu,Bogdan O. Varga
Publsiher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2013
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 3659483400

Download Attitudes Towards Sustainable Road Transports Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Contemporary human society is best characterized by the concept of mobility and has become possible through the use of vehicles (achieved by using internal combustion engines as primary energy source). Operation the internal combustion engine is based on burning process of fossil fuels in order to obtain the energy transmitted to the powertrain. But with the release of energy contained in the fuel, due to the imperfect process of the combustion process of internal combustion engines, combustion gases are released into the air, having a negative impact both on the environment and human health. The road transport domain will continue to dominate into the future the global transportation sector and is necessary to take immediate actions and measures for sustainability of transport sector. Two sustainable approaches are already implemented in transportation sector: biofuels and electric vehicles. The impacts of those measures to improve the sustainable character of transportation sector depend directly by the consumer's attitude. From this point of view the book present surveys, analyses and conclusions related to the consumer's attitudes on future sustainable transport technologies.