Predicting Parts Failures Sooner
Vehicles are getting more complex, and repairs concerning electrical and electronic systems are rising. Where will the next issue arise? Producers need to know sooner than ever.
We Predict helps carmakers and their suppliers predict component failures in the field, thanks in part to a database of some 3 billion service incidents across the U.S., says Renee Stephens, vice president of automotive.
Companies already study failures for their own components. Stephens notes that We Predict helps them learn about the field performance of parts that may be new to them but have a service history with other users.
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I'm not talking about a plastic Revell model of a '57 Chevy, but a real vehicle, one that rolls off an assembly line in 1999 with another 99,999 just like it right behind. Is it possible, or is this just a fantasy of the marketing department at Elmer's?
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