Improved Automobiles Through Product Development 730585

This paper reviews the automobile development process, highlighting improvements that have been made.
New model development is described first, followed by discussions of proving grounds testing and test facilities. Some of the product changes which have resulted from these processes are enumerated in the areas of corrosion protection, lubrication, electronics, customer comfort and convenience, tires and brakes, and safety and security. Finally, a product comparison is presented of a 1958 model automobile versus a 1973 model of a comparable automobile.


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