Roadmapping future powertrain technologies: a case study of Ford Otosan Online publication date: Sun, 25-Apr-2010
by Irmak Kockan, Tugrul U. Daim, Nathasit Gerdsri
International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management (IJTPM), Vol. 10, No. 1/2, 2010
Abstract: This study explores future powertrain systems with the aim of defining the most probable implantation road map for the different alternatives to improve powertrain efficiency. A new methodology called technology development envelope (TDE) for transforming the roadmapping approach to the level in which it is dynamic, flexible and operationalisable is used for a case study of Ford Otosan's technological planning concept. In the first section, technologic roadmapping methodology is explained. As a next step, each powertrain solution is explained. Advantages regarding efficiency, fuel consumption, cost-effectiveness, emissions, infrastructure and performance have been listed. In the next sections, TDE methodology and the application DELPHI method are described in detail. A series of criteria and sub-factors have been generated with the aim to compare the different powertrain systems to identify the best solutions.
Online publication date: Sun, 25-Apr-2010
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