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01.Airports: Performance, Risks, and Problems
02.Railway Transportation: Policies, Technology and Perspectives
03.Airline Industry: Strategies, Operations and Safety
04.Automobiles: Performance, Safety Assessment, and Energy Consumption
05.Distracted Driving
06.Traffic Safety
07.Wireless Technologies in Intelligent Transportation Systems
08.Airline Industry Mergers: Background and Issues
09.Airports and the Automotive Industry: Security Issues, Economic Efficiency and Environmental Impact
10.Airports and the Environment: Impacts and Improvements
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Automobiles: Performance, Safety Assessment, and Energy Consumption
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Editors: Matin F. Kody
Book Description:
The authors in this book present and review varied important data relating to today's automobiles; their safety assessment, performance, energy consumption, the related insurance industry and the psychology of driving. Discussed herein is the philosophy which should be followed by non-life insurance rate-makers for the selection of tariff variables and posterior estimation of premiums in automobile insurance; the driving ability profile of people with Parkinson's Disease; and new high strength steels and alloys being applied to automotive bodies to improve crash worthiness and reduce their weight.

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Table of Contents:

Automobile Insurance Rate-Making: The Spanish Case
(Eva Boj, Mª Mercè Claramunt, Josep Fortiana, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)pp.1-24

TP-Theory as New Perspective on Cognitive Psychology
(Koji Tanida, Ernst Poppel, Honda R&D Co., Ltd., and Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany)pp.25-42

The Ability Profile of People with Parkinsons Disease: Cognitive and Motor Functions in Driving
(Hoe C. Lee, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI), Curtin University of Technology, Australia)pp.43-60

Two Concepts to Improve Crash Worthiness of Hat Columns by Applying Ultrafine Grained Steel Sheets
(Yoshitaka Okitsu, Tadashi Naito, Nobuhiro Tsuji, Automobile R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Tochigi, Japan, and others)pp.61-82

Light Alloys: New Technologies Leading to Good Perspectivas for the Environment
(Sidnei Jose Buso, Waldemar Alfredo Monteiro, Americo de Almeida Filho, Iara Maria Esposito, Ricardo Bulcao Ferrari, Centro Universitário Sant’Anna, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)pp.83-98

Effects of Road Traffic Injuries on Pregnant Women and their Fetuses: Useful Knowledge for the Automobile Insurance Professionals
(Masahito Hitosugi, Dokkyo Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi, Japan)pp.99-106

Issue on Energy Consumption in Automobiles: A Brief Discussion
(Viroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand)pp.107-110

Safety Assessment on Automobiles: The Hazard Aspect
(Viroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand)pp.111-114

Modular and Scalable Multi-interface Data Acquisition Architecture Design for Energy Monitoring in Fishing Vessels: an in-depth review
(SebastiánVillarroya, Mª Jesús L. Otero, José Varela Pet, José M. Cotos, Laboratory of Systems, Technology Research Institute, University of Santiago de Compostela, Constantino Candeira s/n, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain)pp.115-130

A New Poisson Mixture Model for the Number of Claims in Automobile Insurance
(Emilio Gomez-Deniz, Enrique Calderón-Ojeda, Department of Quantitative Methods in Economics, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain)pp.131-154

Vision-Based Safety Features for Automotive Vehicles: Improved Algorithms and Techniques for FPGA Implementation
(Tam Phuong Cao, Edhem Custovic, Dept. of Electronic Engineering, La Trobe University, Australia) pp.155-208

Index pp.209-219

      Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10 pp.219
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-218-7
   Status: AV
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