THE AUTOMOBILE-TODAY AND TOMORROW,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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No revolutionary changes in automotive design are foreseen just a continuation of the steep-gradient evolution witnessed so far in passenger cars. The selective consumer preference for the automobile vis-a-vis the rail vehicle will continue undiminished into the foreseeable future. Description of future car components shows slight manufacturing cost increases offset by reduced weight and increased efficiency. If present day costs are used and the usual inflationary adjustments for the next 10 or 20 years applied, a reasonable approximation for over-all automotive costs in the 1970s would be presented. There is proportionately little effort to provide a terminal storage facility for these hordes of future automobiles. The consumer indicates a persistent desire only to minimize total travel time and cost, whether on the ground, in the air, or through space.