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Title: EcoVehicle for People with Limited Mobility Preliminary Results Nichaya (Nan) Suntornpithug William (Bill) Todorovic


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EcoVehicle for People with Limited Mobility
Preliminary ResultsNichaya (Nan)
SuntornpithugWilliam (Bill) Todorovic
  • School of Business Management Sciences (SBMS)
  • March 4, 2005

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  • What is Marketing?
  • Activities leading to sales ?Profits/satisfy
    consumers needs
  • 4 Ps Marketing Mix
  • Product, Price, Place, Promotions
  • Marketing Research

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Interview
  • Identify needs of individuals with limited
    mobility
  • Develop a set of detailed design guidelines and
    technical requirements to assist in future
    development and evaluation of Ecovehicle.

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Mobility
  • Mobility is movement that involves changing the
    position of oneself or an object. A person with a
    mobility impairment may have difficulty with
    walking, standing, lifting, climbing stairs,
    carrying, balancing, or having the stamina and
    endurance to do these kinds of activities. A
    person with a mobility impairment may use devices
    such as a wheelchair, crutches, cane, walker,
    scooter, or standing aid. People with mobility
    limitations may also need modified transportation
    (such as an adapted van) or home accessibility
    features (such as ramps, modified kitchen or
    bathroom).
  • http//www.infouse.com/atdata/glossary.html

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Types of Limited Mobility
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When to Use?
  • short distance
  • shopping (grocery)
  • around the house
  • Get mail at the driveway
  • travel back and forth from townhouse to the
    nursing home where activities take place
    (retirement community)
  • recreation
  • visit friends (live in small town)
  • not sure since used to a large car and doesnt
    know if could switch to smaller type of vehicle
    for road

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Features
Ease of Use
Inde pendent
Storage Space
Others
Safety
Comfort
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Ease of Use
  • Easy to get in/out
  • No high steps
  • Adjustable/swivel /extended seats (loading
    unloading)
  • Electric switch that move the seat from an L
    shape to an \ shape
  • Automatic door opening from the bottom and rise
    up over the head
  • Be able to drive into the vehicle
  • Knob and levers made large enough for crippled
    hands
  • Easy enough to steer operate with feet or hands
    (or both)
  • Better turning radius/ large steering radius
  • adjustable gas, break, pedals
  • Curb sensors
  • Have accessories on steering wheel (gas, break,
    heat,..)
  • Electric screen that is touch sensor for car
    functions (heater, gages, radio,..)
  • Screen have option of sound on and off telling
    the speed hooked to GPS
  • Voice activated controls for radio, a/c, heat,
    wipers, lights (engine)
  • Simple features. New technologies are sometimes
    intimidating.
  • Large and clear labels of features
  • Others
  • Lighter tires and hydraulic car jack to help with
    changing a tire

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Comfort
  • Large door
  • roomy space so its easy to climb in and out
  • Big leg room
  • added feature for leg rest
  • make it a 2 passenger and give more room for the
    driver
  • remote starter and keyless entry
  • tinted glass for sensitive eyes
  • more neck support for the passengers
  • nice interior, lots of options like CD, leather,
    sun roof.
  • padded seats
  • heated seats that give good support to back
  • low back cushion
  • seat with comfortable arm rest
  • button or lever for use by driver when tired of
    listening to complaints of aces pain etc. from
    passengers.
  • higher off ground
  • roll in stay on wheelchair

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Improved safety
  • same features as other vehicles (seat belts,
    airbags, side protection)
  • better materials to prevent breaker
  • available throughout rain and some other adverse
    weather conditions.
  • Non skid entry step
  • built in radio tuned to 911 for emergency with
    GPS
  • roll bars
  • stay awake system
  • crash safe
  • interior lighting exterior lighting
  • attracts attention when something wrong
  • clear vision _at_ night helped vision illuminating
    road ahead/reduced glare
  • not many gadget that will distract the drivers

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Storage
  • big enough for small scooter, walker, canes, etc.
  • storage area for first aid kit-place for fire
    exit
  • seatbelt cutter glass breaker stored somewhere
    in front seat area accessible to both front seat
    passengers

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Independence
  • be able to walk further distances  
  • be able to access trunk from front seat (inside)
    to store walkers, purse, package, etc. rather
    than clinging to car to get to from seat after
    storing items in trunk from outside

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Others
  • Speed
  • faster motor/speed
  • Appearance
  • Look nice
  • Colour options, extra features
  • looks normal, doesnt make the person feel
    special (different)
  • Fuel economy

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Timeline
March 4, Preliminary results
April 6, Raw Data
April 13, Preliminary Results
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