In recent years, the automobile industry has been facing social and environmental pressure to change and become more ecologically sound. Whilst car manufacturers have taken steps to introduce new technologies such as the hybrid vehicles, fundamentally the industry remains the same. This study, with its research extending over decade or so, examines the history, trends, current state, and future of the car industry. The perspective of the study is broad and includes social, economic, environmental, and political influences.
The researchers define precisely what thwarts the car industry's attempt to transform itself to produce environmentally sound vehicles. The authors acknowledge that many of the industry's barriers to change have also been the industry's leading strengths. They acknowledge how the industry is embedded in the social life of countries; how it generates considerable economic wealth; how many other types of producers and services are bound up with car production; how the very infrastructure of many countries is constructed around the premise of current motoring; how even new concepts for automobiles take several years to be realised. Addressing these factors, the authors make an empirical exploration of solutions for more sustainable mobility.
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