Charting a Reliable Technology Roadmap
A UK division of Mars Inc., hired us to help it develop a next-generation coffee brewer for office use. The new product would have to dramatically outperform its competitors in a tight and demanding market.
This privately held company sought to enter a new market that would maximize the use of its existing expertise and asset base. The company’s research revealed opportunities in developing next-generation controllers
This leading Japanese supplier of automotive safety systems worked on reducing “time to fire,” i.e., the time between impact and air bag deployment. The company’s R&D unit discovered a radical new technology for impact sensing
Breakthrough Technology Improvement
United Technologies Automotive was developing a novel system designed to control several mechanisms incorporated into the liftgates of SUV’s and mini-vans. The system would be used in hundreds of thousands of vehicles.
A “rough idle” problem was harming the sales of, and creating high warranty costs, for Ford’s Escort model in the early 1990’s. At idle speed, the car’s engine generated dynamic forces at a frequency close to the natural frequency of the steering column,