System Approach for Reducing Car Pollution

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Science  24 Mar 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4028, pp. 1357-1360
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4028.1357


Federal policy emphasizes more exacting specifications for new cars to combat pollution. Some doubts are cast on this approach, and alternatives are suggested. Ease of maintenance, high reliability, and inspection are essential to pollution control and must be provided for in the specifications. A total system approach to reduce car pollution is outlined.