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Bureau of Mines Research on Recycling Scrapped Automobiles

Description: From Abstract: "This report presents results of Bureau of Mines research, conducted from 1965 to 1983, on separating on and recovering useful materials from the scrapped hulks, using old and new metallurgical techniques combined with standard scrapyard methods."
Date: unknown
Creator: Dean, K. C.; Sterner, J. W.; Shirts, M. B. & Froisland, L. J.
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[Woman and police car]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was taken during the late 1930s in St. Clair, Michigan. It is an image of an unknown woman sitting on the running board of a police car.
Date: 193u
Creator: Clark, Joe
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Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Programs in Japan and South Korea: Background for Congress

Description: This report discusses the accelerated vehicle retirement (AVR) programs initiated in 2009 by the United States, Japan, South Korea, and other industrial nations (commonly known in the U.S. as the "cash for clunkers" program). The U.S. program began in June 2009, when President Obama signed the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) Act. The report discusses how these various AVR programs affected the automobile industries in the U.S., Japan, and South Korea, specifically. Neither Japan nor South Korea imports large numbers of foreign vehicles, a circumstance not much altered by AVR program implementation.
Date: October 26, 2010
Creator: Canis, Bill; Grimmett, Jeanne J.; Platzer, Michaela D. & Yacobucci, Brent D.
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Battery Manufacturing for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Policy Issues

Description: This report examines the nascent battery manufacturing industry and considers efforts to strengthen U.S. capacity to manufacture batteries and battery components for hybrid and electric vehicles. It addresses the concern about an electric vehicle supply chain in the United States since manufacturers have brought hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully-electric vehicles to market.
Date: March 22, 2011
Creator: Canis, Bill
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Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System-Volume 2: Technical Report

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines the automobile as a mode of personal transportation and considers issues an policy options pertaining to vehicles, highways, and related industries, services, and institutions" (p. iii).
Date: February 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
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Automobile Collision Data: An Assessment of Needs and Methods of Acquisition

Description: A report on evaluation of the automotive crash recorder program proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As the assessment progressed, the implications for automobile collision data as a “whole became apparent and the report has been so titled to provide a more accurate indication of its scope.
Date: February 17, 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
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NAFTA and Motor Vehicle Trade

Description: This report discusses the development of U.S. motor vehicle production under the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) and analyzes the North American motor vehicle market, including production, plant locations, and continental trade patterns. It summarizes the motor vehicle rules of origin in NAFTA and compares them with similar requirements in other trade agreements, and examines how the potential changes in NAFTA might affect the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts industries in the United States.
Date: July 28, 2017
Creator: Canis, Bill; Villarreal, M. Angeles & Jones, Vivian C.
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Advanced Automotive Technology: Visions of a Super-Efficient Family Car

Description: This report presents the results of the Office of Technology Assessment’s analysis of the prospects for developing automobiles that offer significant improvements in fuel economy and reduced emissions over the longer term (out to the year 2015). The report examines the likely costs and performance of a range of technologies and vehicle types, and the U.S. and foreign research and development programs for these technologies and vehicles (to allow completion of this study before OTA closed its doors, issues such as infrastructure development and market development--- critical to the successful commercialization of advanced vehicles-were not covered).
Date: September 1995
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
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Advanced Vehicle Technologies: Energy, Environment, and Development Issues

Description: This report discusses three major vehicle technologies — electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles — as well as advanced component technologies. Each technology is discussed in terms of cost, fueling and maintenance infrastructure, and performance. The report also discusses key legislation in the 108th Congress, as well as federal, state, and local activity relevant to these technologies. This report will be updated as events warrant.
Date: January 28, 2004
Creator: Yacobucci, Brent D.
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Advanced Vehicle Technologies: Energy, Environment, and Development Issues

Description: This report provides an introduction to the research, development, and commercialization of alternative vehicle technologies, specifically electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles. It provides a description of the technology, and discusses issues such as cost, maintenance and fueling infrastructure, and performance for each type of vehicle. The report also discusses current congressional action on issues affecting these vehicles, as well as actions by the Administration and state and local governments. It will be updated as events warrant.
Date: March 27, 2000
Creator: Yacobucci, Brent D.
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Imported Automobiles in the United States: Their Rising Market Share and the Macroeconomic Impact of a Proposed Import Restriction

Description: After two generations of almost unchallenged supremacy, the U.S. auto industry has recently faced plummeting sales, rising competition from imports, and mounting requirements for capital investment and structural change. This has resulted in massive spilling of red ink in the industry's profit and loss columns, further financial pressures on the ailing Chrysler Corporation, layoffs of nearly 250,000 workers (as of August 4, 1980 in the automotive industry alone according to the United Auto Workers Union) and soaring claims for unemployment compensation and trade adjustment assistance. This study focuses on import competition in the auto industry and the economic impact of proposals to limit such competition through either import quotas or agreements with foreign governments (Japan) to restrict automotive exports to the United States.
Date: September 15, 1980
Creator: Nanto, Dick K. & Elwell, Craig
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Automobile Domestic Content Requirements

Description: In response to the lowest drop of American produced automobile sales in two decades and other related conditions, legislation has been introduced that would impose domestic (local) content ratios for automotive vehicles. These would require that cars and trucks sold in the United States in large quantities contain a certain percentage of American parts and labor.
Date: May 18, 1982
Creator: Nanto, Dick K.
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[Fisheye photo of Volkswagen Beetle]

Description: Photograph of a Volkswagen Beetle taken with a 180 degree fisheye lens. The Beetle has the Wolfsburg crest logo which dates the car between 1952-1959. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Additional photos and information can be found in the pdf document "Joe Clark HBSS LIFE Magazine Photos" page 204. January 26, 1959. Life Magazine pages 10-11. Speaking of Pictures - Photo War on ‘Bugs’ This image captioned “VOLKSWAGEN FRONT RESEMBLES "AN UNDERFED LADYBUG""Photograph of a Volkswagen Beetle taken with a 180 degree fisheye lens. The Beetle has the Wolfsburg crest logo which dates the car between 1952-1959. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Additional photos and information can be found in the pdf document "Joe Clark HBSS LIFE Magazine Photos" page 204. January 26, 1959. Life Magazine pages 10-11. Speaking of Pictures - Photo War on ‘Bugs’ This image captioned “VOLKSWAGEN FRONT RESEMBLES "AN UNDERFED LADYBUG"" Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
Date: 195u
Creator: Clark, Joe
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[Cars line up in traffic]

Description: PhotograpPhotograph of cars lining up in traffic. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Ron worked for us for years as an assistant, second shooter and photographer. Ron was about 20 years older than me and he taught me a lot.h of cars lining up in traffic. Photo by: Ron Unternahrer
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe & Unternahrer, Ron
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