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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
Northeastern University
Shenyang, liaoning Province, P. R. China
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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.

Inside TRIZ

Case Studies From A Breakthrough Innovation

Inside TRIZ
Photo of Darrell MannMarch 2012
Darrell Mann
Case Studies From A Breakthrough Innovation
"Starting in August 2004, the Hong Kong government began sponsoring a deployment of TRIZ to a cluster of eight local companies. Over the course of the next 15 months, each company was invited to assemble a team of between 5 and 8 engineers and designers each of whom would be exposed to a series of six three-day TRIZ education and utilization sessions. The aims of the program were for each company to realize new products, patents and tangible financial benefits, and to measure the extent to which TRIZ allowed companies to accelerate their rate of innovation. This paper describes a collection of some of the success stories emerging from the program."

TRIZ Features

Alexander Selutsky

TRIZ Feature

Alexander Selyutsky - a key figure in the history of TRIZ!

Alexander Selyutsky

Selyutsky Alexander Borisovich was born April 6, 1933 to an intelligent Jewish family residing in Leningrad. During the World War II the plant where his father was working was evacuated to the Urals, and the family (the parents and Alexander) moved to Chelyabinsk. Here, Alexander graduated from high school. He wanted to go to a military school, but didn’t pass vision test and entered the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute. In his first year he was forced to learn boxing (because of frequent anti-Semitic attacks) and became a Komsomol activist.

After graduation, he was sent to Petrozavodsk Onega tractor plant, where he worked as a designer. He continued leading a very active social life, organized and led voluntary militia patrolling the streets of the city because the situation was very criminal. In the search for more satisfying work he became interested in patenting, completed appropriate courses and became a patent agent.

In 1960, Alexander married Dolly Naumovna Audleys, and had a daughter Alla in 1961. The same year G.S Altshuller published a book " “Learn how to invent"[1] . After reading this book in 1965 Selyutsky wrote a letter to Altshuller. This letter started their acquaintance by correspondence. Since then, Alexander became one of the most dedicated Altshuller’s disciples and an active promoter of the emerging new science.

They finally met in 1968 in Dzintary (near Riga), at the seminar organized by the Central Board of VOIR (state leading inventors’ and innovators’ society) that invited Altshuller and several of his associates. It was the first time that Alexander and others got a chance to work under the direct guidance of Altshuller and to learn from him. Later, in 1983, Alexander participated as one of the instructors in the seminar conducted by G.S. Altshuller in Moscow at the Institute for continuous education for chemical and petroleum industries.

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