The Car in a System Context. The Last 80 Years and the Next 20

Marchetti, C. (1982). The Car in a System Context. The Last 80 Years and the Next 20. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-82-005


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The car is examined as a world system, concentrating on numbers and behavior and abstracting from most of technical details. Three parameter logistics appear to fit well the penetration of cars in various areas, and show a remarkable relationship between time of introduction and rate of penetration,

Innovation and publicity do not show as tools for aggressive behavior, but more as homeostatic channels, Also safety appears under societal control.

The position of Japan in the game is sketched, with medium term forecasts.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:51
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:10

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