Ahmet Toptas, Milan Fekete
Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Management, Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Odbojarov 10, Bratislava 820 05, Slovakia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.2019.723

3rd International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2019 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Ljubljana – Slovenia, March 28, 2019, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Management Koper, Slovenia; Doba Business School – Maribor, Slovenia; Integrated Business Faculty –  Skopje, Macedonia; Faculty of Management – Zajecar, Serbia, ISBN 978-86-80194-17-2, ISSN 2683-4510


Improving the component quality of vehicles, machinery and equipment eliminates the need for remanufacturing of these components. In the article, we discuss the possible failure of vehicle components in product lifetime and the relation to remanufacturing. We tried to find an answer to the basic question of what influence has the development of the lifecycle of passenger cars and the changes of the main failure components on the need for remanufacturing. Statistical data as demographic, vehicle population and vehicle failure rates have been applied. In addition, the failure probabilities of cars and their components were determined. Our research shows, that in case the companies (OEM) want to act in an ecologically sensible way, they have two options. First option is, in case the components do not achieve the required service life, the companies should keep them as a guarantee. Second option is to cover 80% of the required components by remanufacturing solutions, whereby the components’ price is max. 80% of the new parts’ price over a period of up to 15 years after the end of the OEM production must be made available. Electro mobility and autonomous driving can have a positive or negative effect to remanufacturing. Which effect will appear is dependent on fulfillment of requirements of robust design and capable processes according to ISO 26262.


Passenger Car Lifecycle, Vehicle Component Failure, Remanufacturing, Autonomous Driving, Electro Mobility


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