profitability economic of the large industrial groups of the sector car comes mostly from the economies of scale, which achieve the sharing of a multitude of mechanical elements. One of the best examples is the Volkswagen Group, and its modular platform MQB. Based on it the engineers of the different brands of the group can develop models that are very disparate.
This strategy is not only followed by Volkswagen and your array, but that has been established in practically all of the marks of cars that exist today. In this case the group that we bring as an example is to Ford and its subsidiaries. Ford is a brand that is committed to develop a vehicle for all markets in which it is present and to adjust them only applied minor changes aesthetic and mechanical.
In this case, the signature of the oval has filed a patent how could be the platform of a hypothetical vehicle modular emerging markets. With this design platform highly flexible you could build several types car with a containment of costs enviable. In it, the length of the components structural that determine the size of the vehicle are changing in function of the needs and this is what makes him really valuable.
Everything will depend on the combination of these components, and with these data in hand Ford could design cars with space for two squares (both in tandem as parallel), three or four squares. Even if the needs are told and there is to extend the cabin, this platform could provide shelter for up to six occupants. To this end also plays with the seats that happen to be elements integrated into the platform.
The structure would consist of a system of address simple or handlebars and a suspension arched. The floor of the platform would be developed in function of the configuration of the platform. In addition the structure has the stiffness enough to include different types of mechanical as gas, diesel or even engines electrical.
To finish we must mention that the patent was presented in June 2014 and has been published in September 13 of this year. Therefore we have to wait Ford rule and decides to use it in any model intended for emerging markets such as India, China or Africa.
Source – Patent Yogi