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- DescriptionThis book covers one and a quarter century of the automobile, conceived as a cultural history of its techlogy, aimed at engineering students and all those who wish to have a concise introduction into the basics of automotive techlogy and its long-term development. Its approach is systemic and includes the behaviour of drivers, producers, nusers, victims, and other stakeholders as well as the discourse around mobility. Nowadays, students of invation prefer the term co-evolution, emphasizing the parallel and mutually dependent development of techlogy and society. This ackwledges the importance of contingency and of the impact of the past upon the present, the very reason why The Evolution of Automotive Techlogy: A Handbook looks at car techlogy from a long-term perspective. Often we will conclude that the invation was in the (re)arrangement of existing techlogies. Since its beginnings, car manufacturers have brought a total of 1 billion automobiles to the market. We are currently witnessing an explosion toward the second billion. Looking back, we can see this history evolve through five distinctive phases: Emergence (1880-1917) Persistence (1917-1940) Exuberance (1945-1973) Doom (1973-2000) Confusion (2001-present) The Evolution of Automotive Techlogy: A Handbook helps us understand how these phases impacted society and, in turn, shows us how car techlogy was influenced by car users themselves.
- Author BiographyGijs Mom is a historian of technology and Associate Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. A literary historian turned automotive engineer, Mom is author of The Electric Vehicle: Technology and Expectations in the Automobile Age (Johns Hopkins 2004); founder of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M); and editor of Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies (Berghahn Books).
- Author(s)Gijs Mom
- PublisherSAE International
- Date of Publication30/03/2015
- SubjectTransport Technology
- Place of PublicationWarrendale
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSAE International
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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