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Title: Product service systems in the automotive industry: An alternative business model for a sustainable satisfaction system
Authors: Vezzoli, C
Ceschin, F
Keywords: Product-service system;Design for sustainability;Automotive industry;Sustainable mobility
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Brunel University
Citation: Sixth International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR08), Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK: 549 - 556, 09-11 Sep 2008
Abstract: The paper presents the intermediate results of an on-going research project called Vehicle Design Summit (VDS), run by an international Consortium of Universities coordinated by the MIT of Boston. The project aims at designing and prototyping an eco-efficient vehicle as well as defining an innovative and sustainable business model to introduce and diffuse it into the mobility sector. In this framework the paper explores the potential contribution that PSSs can have in moving beyond incremental technological improvements towards system innovation in the automotive industry. This is outlined presenting and discussing an alternative business model, characterized by: an approach to mobility as the scope of design; an innovative stakeholders network; a shift from selling products to selling results; a change in product ownership; and a consequent change in vehicle design.
Description: Copyright @ 2008 Brunel University
ISBN: 978-1-902316-60-4
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Dept of Design Research Papers

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