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The Evolution of Automotive Technology is Detailed in New SAE International Book

125 years of automotive technology are examined in a new book from SAE International.


The Evolution of Automotive Technology: A Handbook,” covers one and a quarter century of the automobile, conceived as a cultural history of its technology, aimed at engineering students and all those who wish to have a concise introduction into the basics of automotive technology and its long-term development.

Author Gijs Mom offers a book that is systemic and includes the behavior of drivers, producers, nonusers, victims, and other “stakeholders” as well as the discourse around mobility.

Nowadays, students of innovation prefer the term co-evolution, emphasizing the parallel and mutually dependent development of technology and society. This acknowledges the importance of contingency and of the impact of the past upon the present, the very reason why “The Evolution of Automotive Technology: A Handbook” looks at car technology from a long-term perspective.

The book examines how the history of the automobile has evolved through five distinctive phases:

·         Emergence (1880–1917)

·         Persistence (1917–1940)

·         Exuberance (1945–1973)

·         Doom (1973–2000)

·         Confusion (2001–present)

 Book Details:

- Published By: SAE International
- Binding: Hardbound
- Pages: 360
- Product Code: R-435
- ISBN: 978-0-7680-8027-8
- Price: $119.95; SAE Members save up to 20% off list price.

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To request an electronic review copy of the book, email . Forward published reviews to Shawn Andreassi at or SAE International, 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale PA, 15096-0001, or to receive a print copy of the book or another equivalent SAE International book.

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 148,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


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