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Gorbea, C.; Fricke, E.; Lindemann, U. 
The Design of Future Cars in a New Age of Architectural Competition 
This paper presents how complex system architecture lifecycles, such as that of cars, follow a similar S-curve shaped path as that of individual technological innovations. By applying this theory we show that today’s automotive industry has started a new chapter of architectural competition with similarities to its early history from 1885-1915 when steam, electric and internal combustion engine cars were competing to dominate the automotive market. Taking a historical perspective, we find that f...    »
Architectural Innovation; Product Architecture Life Cycle; Architectural Competition 
Book / Congress title:
20th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (DTM) 
Congress (additional information):
3-6 August 2008 
Congress city:
Brooklyn, New York