Trucking product idea - need opinions from real truckers

Discussion in 'Trucking Technology' started by samresnick, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. samresnick

    samresnick Member

    I am a student at MIT. I am a junior in Mechanical Engineering and am taking a class called Venture Engineering taught bill Scott Stern and Bill Aulet. This is a project for that class.
     
  2. Skateboard

    Skateboard ** Commie Express ** Supporter

    Sounds better. We have many people on here posing as this and that just looking to write an App. I'm not a trucker. I'm a software engineer working at a lab in Norwood, MA. I use to work at MIT in the 90's. Symbolics next door also. Office above Legal Sea Foods in Kendal square. F&T diner back then with the best greasy cheeseburgers.

    My specialty is Micro's and embedded systems. I'm assuming your talking maybe accelerometers, G forces sensors, GPS for speed? Stuff like that?

    Sounds like a good idea. Something telling the driver when to up shift and down shift? Adding 1mpg to your average would be a HUGE improvement.
     
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  3. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    Once a trucker, always a trucker. Just because it was a seven year interlude between geeking and geeking, doesn't mean you're not a trucker.
     
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  4. Blood

    Blood Driveler Emeritus Supporter

    Right.
    It's like being a douche...
    ok, bad example since @Skateboard never took a break from douchebaggery.
    ;)
     
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  5. gearjammer

    gearjammer jammer Staff Member Supporter

    actually we are all or were freight relocation specialists
     
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  6. Injun

    Injun Rabid Squaw Staff Member Supporter

    The fancy new term one of our mid-management guys is trying out on us is "CVO." Commercial Vehicle Operator.

    He's kind of a putz.
     
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  7. dchawk81

    dchawk81 Well-Known Member

    I'm a Zip Tie Application Specialist.

    I also dabble as a Locking Mechanism Beater with Hammerer.
     
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  8. rigjockey

    rigjockey Token Canadian.

    NICE!:thumbsup: when the operator drops a can on a turned pin! Bang! Done and done!:thumbsup:
     
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