Now automobile is a very popular product in human live, and so many people depended on it for work, life. The automobile steering wheel system was an important part for driving the automobile, especially for guiding it and supplying the safety for the driver. Up to now the steering wheel system had been past more than hundreds years and its riding comfort, safety, manipulation, function, material, human vision, and high tech application had been developed or evolved in many aspects continuously. The steering wheel system passed through a process of birth, growth, maturity, death and quit the stage like biological evolution process. And now which stage in the whole life of the steering wheel was confirmed is crucial for the company to draw up the strategy for the future development.
Therefore the research on forecasting analysis of the automobile steering wheel had been done, and this paper included the forecasting analysis on the technological maturity based on TRIZ, putting forward some new ideas about future automobile steering wheel system.
Keywords: forecasting analysis, technological evolution, steering wheel system, technological maturity.
Xinjun Zhao, xiaofeng Sun, Shuang Zhang
School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation
Shenyang, liaoning Province, P. R. China
Xinjun Zhao, PhD. Associate professor, working at Department of Industry Design, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University in China. Have been teaching TRIZ course for about 8 years and doing research work on the application TRIZ on product industry design.