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Deciding On a Vehicle Type

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  • Essay length: 3869 words
  • Submitted: 20/06/2006
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INTRODUCTION 1

DECIDING ON A VEHICLE TYPE 1

PRICE 1

FUEL EFFICIENCY 2

AESTHETIC APPEAL 4

ERGONOMICS OF THE INTERIOR 5

ELECTRONICS SYSTEM 7

PERFORMANCE DESIGN 10

CONCLUSION 12

INTRODUCTION

Many factors influence the automotive design process. Some of these include the target price, workload intended for the vehicle, safety in crashes, aesthetic appeal in design, fuel economy or fuel efficiency, ergonomics, and mechanical design. These factors deeply affect the vehicular design procedure. This paper will travel into each of these aspects and deeper to explain why they are so influential.

DECIDING ON A VEHICLE TYPE

The first step in the development of an automobile is to decide what kind of vehicle it will be. A truck is most useful for construction, moving, farm work, and things of those natures. However, people employ a minivan or sedan in transporting families or taking vacations. There are sports cars, designed only to get its passengers there fast and in style. The engineers cannot even initiate more complex design phases until the car's basic style is decided, thus making it one of the most important steps in the

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