Automotive Development Processes: Processes for Successful Customer Oriented Vehicle Development / Edition 1

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Overview

For any product development process, the key question is which factors guarantee the product's success in the market. The book discusses the critical factors for success in automotive development, from product strategy through all phases of development to series production, and characterizes the roles and activities of all partners involved. It is a comprehensive, practically oriented compilation of motor vehicle development, focusing on the complete vehicle integration processes as the orchestration of all activities required to strategically plan and implement the customer relevant characteristics of the complete product.

The book covers central subjects such as building and testing of virtual cars, systems integration, project management or supplier integration; and offers a variety of examples and pictures from real-life vehicle development and gives the reader a very realistic insight into the complex world of vehicle development projects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642012525
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/7/2009
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Prof. Julian Weber is currently a Strategy Manager in BMW Group’s Product Strategy department. He began working for the BMW Group in 1997 after graduating in Mechanical Engineering with a major in Design and Development at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and receiving a doctorate at the Karlsruhe University, Germany. As a member of the BMW team, Prof. Weber has worked in Process Consulting, Experimental Vehicle Build, as Manager of Purchasing Strategy and Innovation Management North America located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and in different management positions in the development division for Electrics/Electronics and Driver Environment. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Clemson University - International Campus for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), where he lectures graduate courses in Automotive Development Processes.

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Table of Contents

1 Vehicle Development Projects - An Overview 1

1.1 Categories of Vehicle Development Projects 1

1.1.1 Design Level 1

1.1.2 Design Content 2

1.1.3 Innovation Level 2

1.1.4 Options and Country Versions 3

1.2 Platforms and Model Lines 4

1.2.1 Platforms 4

1.2.2 Model Lines 5

1.2.3 Side Effects / Restrictions 6

1.3 The Product Evolution Process (PEP) 6

1.3.1 Phases of the PEP 8

1.3.2 Processes of the PEP 9

1.3.3 The V-Model of Product Development 11

1.4 Vehicle Project Management 12

1.5 Aspects of International Development Projects 13

References 15

2 Product Strategy 17

2.1 Cars that Topped and Cars that Flopped 17

2.1.1 Tops 18

2.1.2 Flops 20

2.2 Factors of Success in the Automotive Industry 21

2.2.1 Worldwide Market Presence 21

2.2.2 Model Mix 22

2.2.3 Brand Profile 25

2.2.4 Product Profile 26

References 28

3 Phases of the Product Evolution Process 29

3.1 Initial Phase 29

3.1.1 Technical Feasibility 30

3.1.2 Economic Feasibility 31

3.2 Concept Phase 33

3.2.1 Vehicle Concept Design 33

3.2.2 Target Agreement 35

3.3 Series Development Phase 36

3.3.1 Component Design 36

3.3.2 Complete Vehicle Integration 36

3.3.3 Prototype Build 36

3.3.4 Launch Preparation 39

3.4 Series Support and Further Development 39

References 40

4 Virtual Car Process 41

4.1 Building Virtual Cars 41

4.1.1 Purpose and Benefits 41

4.1.2 Required IT System Environment 42

4.1.3 Specification 43

4.1.4 CA Data Provision 44

4.2 Geometric Integration 45

4.2.1 Collision Detection 45

4.2.2 Ensuring Functional Clearance 48

4.3 Further Functional Geometry Evaluation 50

4.3.1 Storage of Personal Items 50

4.3.2 Evaluation of VehicleKinematics 50

4.4 Virtual Build Groups 51

References 52

5 E/E System Development 53

5.1 From Machinery to E/E Systems 53

5.1.1 A New and Different World 53

5.1.2 Automotive E/E Systems 54

5.2 Systems Engineering Processes 56

5.2.1 A Clash of Cultures 56

5.2.2 Systems Engineering 57

5.2.3 Requirements Engineering 58

5.2.4 System Architecture and Design 60

5.2.5 Component Development 64

5.2.6 Systems Integration and Validation 68

5.2.7 Supporting Management Processes 72

5.2.8 CMMI 74

References 77

6 Management Processes for Complete Vehicle Development 79

6.1 Target Management 79

6.1.1 Complete Vehicle Requirements 79

6.1.2 Target Agreement 81

6.1.3 Sign-off Process 84

6.2 Design Problem Management 85

6.3 Release and Change Management 88

6.3.1 Releases 88

6.3.2 Design Changes 89

6.3.3 Change Management 91

6.4 Quality Management 92

6.4.1 Definition of Quality 92

6.4.2 Pre-delivery (Internal) Quality Assessment 93

6.4.3 Post-delivery (External) Quality Assessment 95

6.4.4 Quality Management Systems 98

6.4.5 Quality Costs 103

References 105

7 Primary or Customer Relevant Complete Vehicle Characteristics 107

7.1 Registrability 110

7.1.1 Legal and Customer Requirements 110

7.1.2 Component and System Design 113

7.1.3 System Integration and Validation 114

7.2 Total Vehicle Costs 116

7.2.1 Legal and Customer Requirements 116

7.2.2 Component and System Design 117

7.2.3 System Integration and Validation 120

7.3 Design Appeal 121

7.3.1 Legal and Customer Requirements 121

7.3.2 Component and System Design 127

7.3.3 System Integration and Validation 134

7.4 Cabin Comfort 140

7.4.1 Riding Comfort 140

7.4.2 Acoustic Comfort 146

7.4.3 Thermal Comfort 151

7.4.4 Value Perceived 156

7.5 Infotainment 159

7.5.1 Legal and Customer Requirements 159

7.5.2 Component and System Design 161

7.5.3 System Integration and Validation 164

7.6 Agility 166

7.6.1 Legal and Customer Requirements 166

7.6.2 Component and System Design 169

7.6.3 System Integration and Validation 183

7.7 Passive Safety 188

7.7.1 Legal and Customer Requirements 188

7.7.2 Component and System Design 195

7.7.3 System Integration and Validation 201

7.8 Theft Deterrence 209

7.8.1 Legal and Customer Requirements 209

7.8.2 Component and System Design 214

7.8.3 System Integration and Validation 218

7.9 Reliability 219

7.9.1 Legal and Customer Requirements 219

7.9.2 Component and System Design 222

7.9.3 System Integration and Validation 234

7.10 Sustainability 242

7.10.1 General Aspects 242

7.10.2 Energy Consumption and Tailpipe Emissions 244

7.10.3 Evaporative Emissions 265

7.10.4 Noise Emissions 268

7.10.5 Electro-magnetic Emissions 271

7.10.6 Treatment of End-of-life Vehicles 272

7.10.7 Pre-usage Sustainability 279

References 282

8 Secondary Complete Vehicle Characteristics 287

8.1 Production Integration 287

8.1.1 Legal and Internal Customer Requirements 287

8.1.2 Component and System Design 289

8.1.3 System Integration and Validation 291

8.2 Service Integration 294

8.2.1 Legal and Internal Customer Requirements 294

8.2.2 Component and System Design 295

8.2.3 System Integration and Validation 297

References 297

Abbreviations 299

Index 305

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