Title: Identifying and prioritising the futuristic attributes of a car in the Industry 4.0 era

Authors: Ashish Dutta; Ajay Pal Singh Rathore

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Malaviya Nagar, Jaipur, 302017, India ' Mechanical Engineering Department, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Malaviya Nagar, Jaipur, 302017, India

Abstract: Industry 4.0 era is going to witness smart cars with embedded systems, which will use cyber-physical systems, big data and internet of things. In this research, the important desires of the future generation were identified from discussions, literature surveys and review of ongoing research in the field of automobile engineering. Ten futuristic attributes contributing towards driving safety, automation, optimised use of renewable energy, driver assistance, process control systems, etc. were selected. The opinions about these attributes were captured from a survey and fuzzy AHP was used to prioritise these. Long-term evolution, communication between vehicles and sheet thin batteries evolved as the most preferred attributes. Innovation always leads to a competitive advantage in the long-term. Connected cars and cloud-powered automotive industry are the major automotive industry trend and for automakers, embracing these smart technologies will offer both challenges and opportunities, thereby keeping them ahead in the competition.

Keywords: automobile design and development; cyber-physical system; fuzzy analytic hierarchy process; FAHP; Industry 4.0; prioritising attributes; smart car.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2021.112818

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2021 Vol.24 No.2, pp.297 - 313

Received: 02 Dec 2018
Accepted: 06 Jul 2019

Published online: 18 Jan 2021 *

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