Requirements for Task 1:
Identify two companies and one product produced by each company that directly relate to the NCT technical applicationyour team has selected.
One company that produces aproduct that directly relates to our groups technical application is the CangoTraffic Sensing System that is supplied by Global Traffic Technologies (GTT).This programming system is made to analyze traffic and all the components ofvehicle transportation from speed to road way length. The other product thatthe company Garmin produces is a GPS (Global Positioning System) that is usedto guide vehicles to their destination. For our project we intend to let theGPS guide the vehicle automatically and have the cars internal sensors do therest.
Identify one professionalassociation or trade organization associated with the products your teamidentified.
>Description of its mission
>Number of people/companies involved
VisLab is a company whose mission is to provide supervisory and fully autonomous systems to help vehicles reach ahigher degree of safety. VisLab’s interest started with roads, off-road, and all-terrain vehicles, but has recently extended to cover maritime and aerial applications as well. VisLab’s ultimate goal is to provide vehicles with a sufficiently complete and sharp perception to allow them to move autonomously in any environment.
They have a smaller regular staff of about 31 people and are expanding with their construction divisions.
Propose and describe a new product or newprocess based on your team's NCT technical application.
We invented a device that would revolutionize the car, and traffic industries. It is a device that autonomously controls the vehicle in a way that leaves manual for emergencies while providing a safer route of travel by making all cars move together to cause the flow of traffic to be less congested.
Requirements for Task 4:
Via the Internet, locate a company that might beable to manufacture your team’s proposed product. Send the company an e-mailasking that someone in the company evaluate the product your team proposed.Provide on your website the e-mail request you sent, the names of manufacturersto whom you sent the request and include any responses received.
We emailed the Car manufacturer Chevrolet with this email
"Hello, my name is Nick G.,
I am a 9th grade student participating in the Internet Science and Technology Fair at my High School.This is a group project in which we research a topic and think up a new productto deal with a problem. I am e-mailing you today to ask if you would be able to hypothetically produce our product that we are creating. The basis behind theitem is a car that will be able to navigate itself on the roadways, using a GPS system, and the systems that are already implemented in the car. The system would utilize the power steering system in the car for turning, and a setup that would move the brake and accelerator. It would have a mechanical hookup so that in the event of a system failure manual control can be resumed. Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated.
- Nick G."
We actually received a reply, but this was their reply,
Thank you for contacting the Chevrolet Customer AssistanceCenter. We appreciate it when customers like you take the time to write to us about your ideas, suggestions or inventions.
We appreciate your comments and interest in Chevrolet. Currently, product suggestions, ideas and inventions are collected through our website. We encourage you to submit your ideas in our New Devices Section at www.gm.com. This online process allows you the ease of submission, promptconfirmation of receipt, and efficient evaluation. The link is:http://www.gm.com/explore/technology/innovations/index.jsp or you can get tothe page by:
If you should need to contact us in the future, simply reply to this message or call the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-1020. Customer Relationship Specialists are available Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.,Eastern Time.
Again, thank you for contacting Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet Consumer Support Team"