P19231: Training Wheels
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Problem Definition

Table of Contents

Project Summary

There is currently no means for an individual to learn to drive a standard vehicle (one with a manual transmission) except through trial and error, which can result in the damaging of the standard vehicle if performed improperly. The proposed prototype solution will allow operators unfamiliar with manual vehicles to practice the motion of driving standard in real time in the event that they need to drive a standard vehicle one day. The device, which can be installed and removed from any automatic vehicle, will allow one to practice driving standard at one’s own pace and for a much cheaper price. This design could be marketed to individuals who don’t know the method to driving a standard vehicle or to motor vehicle companies which specialize in driving instruction.

The aim of this project is to provide a much more cost-efficient solution which bridges the gap between automatic and manual vehicle driving techniques without sacrificing safety or difficulty of installation. A key limitation in the design is replicating the "feel" of a clutch pedal that is not integrated directly with the vehicle, as this is largely considered the most important aspect of learning to drive standard.

Stakeholders

Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Team Vision for Product Definition Phase

Benchmarks

Benchmarks

Benchmarks

System Overview

Initial System Flowchart

Initial System Flowchart

Use Cases

Driver Acquires, Uses, and Returns Device

The first three use scenarios can be visualized (in general) as follows:

Device Installation

Device Removal

Start and Stop Driving

Loss of Communication Between Sub-Components

Data Retrieval

Customer Requirements (Needs)

Customer Requirements

Customer Requirements

A working document of Customer Requirements can be found through the following link: Requirements and Testing

Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)

Engineering Requirements

Engineering Requirements

Constraints

House of Quality

House of Quality

House of Quality

Risk Management

Risk Management 1

Risk Management 1

Risk Management 2

Risk Management 2

Risk Management 3

Risk Management 3

Plans for next phase

Project Timeline

Project Timeline

Steven Keil

Kevin Ramirez P.

Kevin Gates

John Jenco

Tyler Smith

Matt Wagner


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