Will Moderate For Cigars
Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 ML320, 2005 S430 4MATIC, 2010 F150 Crew Cab
Location: City on the TN River
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 200 Post(s)
1. Product Concept
2. Product research
3. Product safety engineering
4. Product supply contacts
5. Investor retainment
6. Hiring Engineering Consultants
7. Marketing study for product feasibility
8. Prototype Concept and design
9. Construct prototype
10. Test prototype and identify problems, weaknesses
11. Correct and redesign
12. Construct another prototype
13. Test and research
14. Blah, blah, blah . . .
You see, you have to be realistic. If you were to make it to the production phase, a production unit would cost the consumer several hundred thousand dollars. Why? Because it is A: An unproven product that at cost you millions to research B: Initial production expense, tooling, etc. and C: Liability insurance. I hope you have a few billion to toss at it. This isn't the 1920's, you know. When there was NO government intervention on safety and anybody could build any trap and call it a car. Now, you have to crash test them and pass minimum safety standards. That, alone, cost any automaker tens of millions on every new model produced.
2005 S430 4Matic 'Morton' W220.183 • 722.671 Rest in Peace
Bells and whistles are thorns and thistles.
Last edited by cmitch; 05-09-2009 at 01:35 PM.