||Environmental consequences of telematics : telecommunication, computation, and information technologies /
Coolidge, Andrea. ;
Coates, Joseph F. ;
Hitchcock, Henry H. ;
||Coates (J.F.), Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
||Office of Strategic Assessments and Special Studies, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
||EPA 600/8-82-018 ; PB82-249913; EPA-68-02-3667
Environmental impacts ;
Data processing ;
Information services ;
Social effect ;
Human factors engineering ;
Benefit cost analysis ;
Public health ;
Economic impact ;
Data processing equipment ;
Communication networks ;
Environmental Protection Agency ;
Environmental health ;
Research and development
||Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||ix, 182 leaves : ill., map, charts ; 28 cm.
Current important research needs whose results will be critical to Environmental Protection Agency's mission in the next two to three decades with regard to a major expansion in the use of telematics, i.e. telecommunications, computer, and information technology, are identified. The potential benefits of telematics to the economy, the environment, and to health and safety are very large and numerous. Benefits will far outweigh the potential social costs. Most of the benefits of telematics are likely in the long run to be provided by the private sector. There are three classes of meta-impacts which would result from the large-scale, pervasive use of telematics in American society, each of which could, in itself, have far more important environmental impacts than any other effects. Primary and secondary research needs are defined with regard to these and other risks and opportunities.
Project Officer: Morris Levin. Project Officer: James L. Regans. Project Officer: Basil H. Manns. "April 1982." "EPA 600/8-82-018." Includes bibliographical references. Photocopy. J.F. Coates, Inc.