Team Wikispeed: Developing Hardware the Software Way Case Solution

In 2008 Joe Justice saw the announcement of the Progressive Insurance X Prize, a $ 10 million to the (im) possibility of building 100 miles per gallon (mpg) highway Car Specs legal certainty. Joe convinced his wife to use your graduate college saving $ 5,000 to pay the registration fee. He started working on, but wrote in his blog about what he did and what you learned. Through social networking tools like Facebook and WordPress bloggers who share their interest in your project. Some of these people have joined Joe in an effort to meet the challenge. Only three months later, Wikispeed formed. He had 44 members in four countries, and had a working prototype that was entered in the X Prize competition. In 2010, they came in 10th in the regular classroom, they spread over a hundred car companies and other well-funded universities worldwide. After the press reaction to the success of Wikispeed team in 2011, they were invited to present their prototype at the Detroit Auto Show, the largest room in the world car. Your car SGT01 was put on display at Cobo Hall next to Ford and Chevy. Wikispeed has contacted more than one hundred people who are interested in joining the team as well as the prototype of control. In 2013, more than five hundred people joined the team Wikispeed. They also sold nine prototypes. The immediate question of the case study is the team’s decision to use a couple of existing axes, cut and welded together in the correct length for the next iteration of its prototype or develop your own pair of axles from scratch. More fundamentally, this case study examines how Wikispeed tools used in the world of software development, such as modularity, they call mixed object-oriented architecture, and extreme manufacturing (XM) to organize your team innovation efforts.
Martin Kupp,
Linus Dahlander,
Eric Morrow
Source: ESMT – European School of Management and Technology
12 pages.
Release Date: November 8, 2013. Prod #: ES1391-PDF-ENG
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Team Wikispeed: Developing Hardware the Software Way Case Solution
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