La Vie automobile
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Sound and Safe
This book traces the full history of noise in and around cars, shows how we created auditory privacy in our cars. It is about the sounds of car engines, tires, wipers, blinkers, warning signals, in-car audio systems and, ultimately, about how we became used to listen while driving.
La Vie automobile
Louis Baudry de Saunier A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de La Vie automobile Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
Automobile Year 2006 07
Published for more than 50 years, this annual covers the year's main motoring events, from Formula One to the latest styling studies and concept cars, and takes an overview of the period it has chronicled. Famous photographers look back and select their favourite images from more than five decades of racing.
The Electric Vehicle
Recent attention to hybrid cars that run on both gasoline and electric batteries has made the electric car an apparent alternative to the internal combustion engine and its attendant environmental costs and geopolitical implications. Few people realize that the electric carâ€”neither a recent invention nor a historical curiosityâ€”has a story as old as that of the gasoline-powered automobile, and that at one time many in the nascent automobile industry believed battery-powered engines would become the dominant technology. In both Europe and America, electric cars and trucks succeeded in meeting the needs of a wide range of consumers. Before World War II, as many as 30,000 electric cars and more than 10,000 electric trucks plied American roads; European cities were busy with, electrically propelled fire engines, taxis, delivery vans, buses, heavy trucks and private cars. Even so, throughout the century-long history of electric propulsion, the widespread conviction it was an inferior technology remained stubbornly in place, an assumption mirrored in popular and scholarly memory. In The Electric Vehicle, Gijs Mom challenges this view, arguing that at the beginning of the automobile age neither the internal combustion engine nor the battery-powered vehicle enjoyed a clear advantage. He explores the technology and marketing/consumer-ratio faction relationship over four "generations" of electric-vehicle design, with separate chapters on privately owned passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Mom makes comparisons among European countries and between Europe and America. He finds that the electric vehicle offered many advantages, among them greater reliability and control, less noise and pollution. He also argues that a nexus of factorsâ€”cultural (underpowered and less rugged, electric cars seemed "feminine" at a time when most car buyers were men), structural (the shortcomings of battery technology at the time), and systemic (the infrastructural problems of changing large numbers of batteries)â€”ultimately gave an edge to the internal combustion engine. One hopes, as a new generation of electric vehicles becomes a reality, The Electric Vehicle offers a long-overdue reassessment of the place of this technology in the history of street transportation. -- Rudi Volti
History of Technology
The technical problems confronting different societies and periods and the measures taken to solve them form the concern of this annual collection of essays. It deals with the history of technical discovery and change and explores the relationship of technology to other aspects of life--social, cultural and economic--and shows how technological development has shaped, and been shaped by, the society in which it occurred.
Our continued use of the combustion engine car in the 21st century, despite many rational arguments against it, makes it more and more difficult to imagine that transport has a sustainable future. Offering a sweeping transatlantic perspective, this book explains the current obsession with automobiles by delving deep into the motives of early car users. It provides a synthesis of our knowledge about the emergence and persistence of the car, using a broad range of material including novels, poems, films, and songs to unearth the desires that shaped our present "car society." Combining social, psychological, and structural explanations, the author concludes that the ability of cars to convey transcendental experience, especially for men, explains our attachment to the vehicle.
Histoire de l automobile
L'histoire de l'automobile retrace la naissance et l'évolution de l'automobile, invention technologique qui a considérablement modifié les sociétés de nombreux pays au XXe siècle. Elle s'est imposée dans les pays développés comme le principal mode de transport pour la circulation des individus et des marchandises. Pierre Souvestre était un avocat, journaliste et écrivain français, connu pour avoir créé avec Marcel Allain le personnage de Fantômas. Il partit pour Liverpool en 1898 pour y créer un garage et organisa des courses de voitures. A son retour en France en 1900, il collabora à "L'Auto", quotidien qui deviendra "L'Equipe". Ouvrage avec de nombreuses gravures.