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Tunnelkonsol för Volvo PV
Karlstad University, Faculty of Technology and Science.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Technology and Science.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This degree project has been carried out by Martin Westerlund and Martin Karlsson, students at the Innovation and Design Engineer programme at the Faculty of Technology and Science at Karlstad University during spring 2007. The degree project extend over 15 weeks of full time studies, in addition Martin Westerlund carried out an in depth study in the area of drivers ergonomics concerning the handle brake, giving a total of 20 weeks of full time studies. Assigner for the project was Volvo Car Corporation at Torslanda in Gothenburg, department for design and product development PVC. Orderer was Bernt Lahneljung, Senior Studio Engineer; supervisor at Karlstads Universitet was Lennart Wihk.

Volvo Car Corporation is a car manufacturer in the incredibly competitive car industry. At the department for design and product development the cars interior as well as exterior design is established, driven along by the company’s vision to be the worlds most sought after premium car brand, with a mission to create the safest and most exiting car experience for modern families.

From this, the students were given the assignment to develop a tunnel console with fresh thinking as a parole word. The tunnel console is the part of the interior that sits between both front seats, most commonly including handle brake, gear shifter, arm rest and storage compartments at most cars. The assigner witnessed of stagnation in the innovative thinking at this part of the car and longed for new ideas.

The goal was to develop a complete tunnel console based on a given, soon to come into the market car (classified). A prototype was to be build in full scale and 3D-generated images and animations would present the result. The result was to be presented at an exhibit during two days at Karlstads University, as well as to the assigner.

Through a extensive research of the current market, including a trip down to Geneva for a visit at the Auto Saloon, followed by a creative faze of generating ides and finally an extensive work to tie the whole project together to one presentable product, the degree project has resulted in a complete tunnel console, full of innovative solutions.

The degree project resulted in a full scale prototype, 3D-generated animations, an exhibit display, a presentation made in Flash™ as well as this academic report. The end result was not classified, but were to be used within Volvo CC as a source of inspiration for a future project in the given care model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , p. 67
Keywords [sv]
tunnelkonsol, volvo personvagnar
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-1230OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-1230DiVA, id: diva2:5061
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