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author = {Childs, PRN and Stobart, RK},
publisher = {Professional Engineering Publishing},
title = {Total Vehicle Technology: Challenging Current Thinking},
url = {},
year = {2001}

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AB - In order to provide appropriate products for the market place any industry must innovate and improve. These requirements are acute in the automotive industry and the Total Vehicle Technology conference, 2001, provides an important contribution with the focus on the totality of vehicle technologies.The aim of this conference is to provide an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of the engineering and design tasks involved in the production of a vehicle. The underlying theme of the conference is the integration of technologies in vehicle and automotive engineering. The subtitle, challenging current thinking, stems from the thrust and diversity of the papers presented, combined with the realisation amongst some major players and commentators that current engineering, design and business strategies are inadequate within the projected automotive industry environment.The theme of the conference has resulted in the collection of articles presented here. Some striking themes have emerged:• Fast and furious introduction of new technology across the spectrum of vehicle engineering;• Challengers to the current perceived future direction for prime mover technology;• The criticality of customer perception and the reordering of the importance of design criteria;• The impact of advanced design tools has resulted in a redefinition of design standards;• The requirement for a transformation in the skills base for automotive designers.The proceedings presented here represents a diverse collection of approaches to the challenges facing product developers and will make an important contribution to the automotive sector.
AU - Childs,PRN
AU - Stobart,RK
PB - Professional Engineering Publishing
PY - 2001///
SN - 978-1-86058-324-7
TI - Total Vehicle Technology: Challenging Current Thinking
UR -
ER -