Desperately needing advice for an Engineering project. Help?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soharris1, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. soharris1

    soharris1 New Member

    Ok. So. I'm a student studying Mech. E, and one of my electives involves gaging potential interest and usage for certain patents. If there was a sensor that tracked wind direction and speed, and told the driver to adjust his or her speed a specific way in order to maximize fuel economy, would this product be of any use to UPS drivers and in what way? Please be as honest as possible. Also, if this product could be modified to have an even greater impact, in what way should it be modified? Thanks y'all!

    Best,
    Olivia Harris
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    In conjunction with ORION, sounds like a winner.
     
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  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    What up girl
     
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  4. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    Gonna be as honest as possible. Shove it where the sun don’t shine, and gather data on your farts!
     
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  5. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

    Lmao.......now that’s brutally honest
     
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  6. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    Lmao

    Spit my drink out!
     
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  7. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    What could we possibly need wind direction and speed for? Delivering cardboard. C’mon.
     
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  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    UPS don't give a crap about fuel mileage. They put on a good front about being environmentally friendly but they would never tell someone to slow down to get better mileage.
     
  9. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    Wait until those drones come on line
     
  10. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Wind resistance and fuel economy?
    That 10 miles an hour your are driving in a neighborhood going from one house to the next really creates a lot of resistance.
    Worst thesis idea ever
     
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  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    I'm thinking she should pitch her idea to Mr. Musk.

    Five to ten more miles range on Autopilot, guaran-freaking-teed.
     
  12. burrheadd

    burrheadd Esquire

    You’d have a better chance designing a piss bottle holder
     
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  13. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt The Worst Mod Ever Staff Member

    I was in Industrial Engineering at UPS.
    Robot drivers - yes
    Teamster drivers - incapable of processing that info.

    You're probably 50 years too early.
     
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  14. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Sell it to UPS for Billions.
    Great idea
     
  15. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    No. But I would be interested in any center manager replacement you could come up with. We’d save a :censored2:load of money if we could just do our jobs.
     
  16. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I can back up his claim, here is one of @Monkey Butt first prototype tested in the loading area.
     
  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Oh, please.

    I was very adept at calculating wind speed and direction when it came to tossing Penney's and Lands End bags onto porches.
     
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  18. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    Even if Ups did buy it, a driver isn't going to slow down just because some machine tells us to and Ups knows it. I back first multiple times a day, but we aren't supposed to do that either.
     
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  19. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    But can it calculate the air speed of an unladen African swallow?
     
  20. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Real talk: Speed (namely how long something takes) is always going to be the key factor in all decisions. No one is going to care about fuel economy when they could just pay a little extra and get it done faster. Faster means more production ($$$). The massive investment is not worth it for such a minimal gain

    Maybe re-purpose into a sensor to detect when wind speeds are becoming hazardous (might cause a rollover or veering or something). Something like that could be advanced to fit into an automated vehicle in 100 years. You are welcome college student with no real world experience, this dropout did your homework for you.