European panel on car repair

Date of publication: May 1, 1981

Author: Alberto Colussi

Abstract:

The problem I am going to present you regards a study which has contributed to solve a major problem of the client, a car manufacturer, and which has engaged our institute in a new area of technical development, quite unusual as compared with the normal fields of operation for a market research company. I shall try here to point out the main problems we had to face, without, of course, entering into much details, due to the complexity also of some mathematical aspects involved. The unusual problem which the client submitted us some three years ago was the following. We were asked: 1. To find a way for measuring, on a continuous basis, the "reliability", of each mechanical or electrical component of a selected list of car models in 4 European countries.

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