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Automobile Industry

  • The Death of Holdenby Royce Kurmelovs

    Hachette Australia 2016; US$ 29.99

    Holden is one of the few brands that has an emotional grip on Australia (Qantas being another). The closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide is not just the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream. more...

  • Seoul Manby Frank Ahrens

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    Recounting his three years in Korea, the highest-ranking non-Korean executive at Hyundai sheds light on a business culture very few Western journalists ever experience, in this revealing, moving, and hilarious memoir. When Frank Ahrens, a middle-aged bachelor and eighteen-year veteran at the Washington Post , fell in love with a diplomat, his life... more...

  • Explaining Productivity Differencesby Hiromichi Shibata

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book, in contrast with previous research and popular discussions that focus on the productivity of workers, identifies the critical influence of supervisors and engineers as key drivers of productivity differentials. To do so, it analyzes productivity at a Japanese car component plant and its three offshoot plants located in the United States,... more...

  • Environmental Assessment of Lightweight Electric Vehiclesby Patricia Egede

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    This monograph adresses the challenge of the environmental assessment of leightweight electric vehicles. It poses the question whether the use of lightweight materials in electric vehicles can reduce the vehicles? environmental impact and compares the environmental performance of a lightweight electric vehicle (LEV) to other types of vehicles.... more...

  • What Happened to the Car Industry?by Ian Porter; Kim Carr

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 17.99

    The Australian car industry is almost 120 years old, and has become part of the nation?s industrial and social fabric. With protection from the federal government in the early years, and co-investment more recently, the industry thrived, and dragged Australia out of the farm era and into the ranks of industrialised countries. These days, the industry... more...

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Production Processesby Anton Panda; Jozef Jurko; Iveta PandovŠ

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    This book presents topics on monitoring and evaluation of production processes in the automotive industry. Regulation of production processes is also described in details. The text deals with the implementation and evaluation of these processes during the mass production of components useful in the automotive industry. It evaluates the effects and... more...

  • Rechtliche Risiken autonomer und vernetzter Systemeby Claus D. MŁller-Hengstenberg; Stefan Kirn

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 98.00

    Digital technologies such as self-driving cars and independently acting robots are taking over more of our work and are already making many decisions without our participation. This book examines the technological complexities and covers the legal issues in the use of autonomously functioning, cooperative, intelligent software agents.... more...

  • Aston Martin Engine Development 1984 - 2000by Arthur Wilson

    5M Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 36.39

    The pace at which technology progresses within the motor industry can be incredibly fast. What may have seemed an almost insurmountable problem in the late 80s and early 90s and therefore a major achievement when resolved, would now seem a minor inconvenience due to the advances made in component technology. Aston Martin Engine Development thoroughly... more...

  • La 628-E8by Octave Mirbeau; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Voici donc le Journal de ce voyage en automobile ŗ travers un peu de la France, de la Belgique, de la Hollande, de l'Allemagne, et, surtout, ŗ travers un peu de moi-mÍme. Est-ce bien un journal ? Est-ce mÍme un journal ? N'est-ce pas plutŰt des rÍves, des rÍveries, des souvenirs, des impressions, des rťcits, qui, le plus souvent, n'ont... more...

  • Knowledge Economy in the Megalopolisby T. R. Lakshmanan; William P. Anderson; Yena Song

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 160.00

    In recent decades urban regions around the world have engaged in a new process of development based on the creation of new knowledge. Amidst the globalization of economic activities and the arrival of transformative technologies, knowledge has become the key driver of competitiveness and is profoundly reshaping the patterns of economic growth and... more...