Browse Publications Technical Papers 2007-01-1721
2007-04-16

Strategies for Managing Vehicle Mass throughout the Development Process and Vehicle Lifecycle 2007-01-1721

Managing (minimizing and optimizing) the total mass of a vehicle is recognized as a critical task during the development of a new vehicle, as well as throughout its production lifecycle. This paper summarizes a literature review of, and investigation into, the strategies, methods and best practices for achieving low total mass in new vehicle programs, and/or mass reductions in existing production vehicle programs. Empirical and quantitative data and examples from the automotive manufacturers and suppliers are also provided in support of the material presented.

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