Riding on Air

Riding on Air

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Both technical considerations and marketing objectives were factors in the development of the technology, says Gieck, who was a member of the engineering team that put the first air springs on commercial vehicles and passenger cars when he was with Firestone in the 1950s. Tracing air suspension back to middle-19th-century patents he describes its success in busses and passenger rail vehicles, its crashing failure in passenger cars, its expansion to truck and trailers, and its eventual penetration to private automobiles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 182 x 254 x 24mm | 861.82g
  • Society of Automotive Engineers,U.S.
  • Warrendale, United States
  • English
  • 0768004543
  • 9780768004540