Professional Development Course Offerings

autonomous vehicles, xevs, and electrification

ADAS Application: Automatic Emergency Braking

This course provides an overview of an ADAS AEB system, the development cycle processes, system level requirements, design architecture and considerations for a functional safety (ISO-26262) perspective, and a general overview of algorithm concepts.

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Cybersecurity: An Introduction for the Automotive Sector

This seminar introduces critical cybersecurity concepts and puts them in an automotive context. It cuts through to the "so what" basics that enable understanding and provides ideas to implement in your company.

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Emissions-Related OBD Systems: A Design Overview

This seminar is designed to provide an overview of the fundamental design objectives and the features needed to achieve those objectives for generic on-board diagnostics. The basic structure of an on-board diagnostic will be described along with the system definitions needed for successful implementation.

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Fundamentals and Applications of Electric Motors for Automotive Industries

Did you know some electric vehicles have more than 60 electric motors in them? Get an introduction to the fundamental physics-based principles of electric motors so you are equipped with a working knowledge to address design challenges.

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Infrared Camera for ADAS and Autonomous Sensing

In-depth calculation for infrared camera illumination and eye safety with focus on driver monitoring for interior and machine vision for exterior. Participants will receive insights into rolling and global shutter imagers, wavelength selection, use of secondary optics, continuous vs pulsed IRED operation, thermal design, power consumption, eye safety certification and HMI considerations.

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Introduction to Radar for Automotive Applications

This introduction  to radar focuses on understanding how radars work and the trade offs that must be made to achieve its specified performance, focusing on applications to automotive safety and autonomy.

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LIDAR for ADAS and Autonomous Sensing

Discover information about LIDAR – flash, scanning, wavelengths, lasers, detectors, scanners, range and resolution calculations, optics, thermal design, challenges to automotive qualification, and sensor fusion. Plus, a discussion on trends and challenges facing optical sensing in autonomous vehicles.

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Overview of Highly Automated Vehicles

The course covers behavioral competencies, like autonomous braking, steering, and merging, reviews various sensors, and their strengths and weaknesses, and discusses the HAV software stack and how the various pieces work together to perceive the world and move through it.

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The Role of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities

This course fills an unmet need for defining and explaining the relationship between connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and smart city transportation.

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chassis and vehicle dynamics

Basic Tire Mechanics and Applications

The course will provide you with information that you can use immediately on-the-job and apply to your own vehicle, including basic tire mechanics, tire construction components based on application type, required sidewall stamping in accordance with DoT/ECE regulations, tread patterns, regulatory and research testing on quality, tire inspections and basic tire failure identification. 

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Introduction to Brake Control Systems: ABS, TCS, and ESC

This comprehensive seminar introduces participants to the system-level design considerations, vehicle interface requirements, and inevitable performance compromises that must be addressed when implementing these technologies.

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Introduction to Brake Noise, Vibration, and Harshness

A summary of the various brake NVH problems, current lab and vehicle measurement techniques and SAE global standards which are utilized to characterize the noise correctly in order to get the best option/solutions quickly. The information provided will serve as an excellent foundation for understanding and characterizing brake NVH issues.

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Brake Noise Problem Resolution

Brake noise is one of the highest ranked complaints of car owners. Consumer expectations and the high cost of warranty repairs are pushing the optimization of brake NVH performance. This course will provide you with an overview of the various damping mechanisms and tools for analyzing and reducing brake noise, including case studies demonstrating how brake noise issues have been successfully resolved.

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management, quality and product development

Engineering Project Management

Increase your project management and APQP knowledge & skills in this easy to understand format. Teams will work a sample project through all phases of the Project Plan using industry-based documents encountering real issues, problems & constraints.

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manufacturing and materials

Tire Forensic Analysis

Provides a detailed description of tire failure modes, their potential causes, identification, and the sometimes-subtle nuances that go along with determination of tire failure. Plus, proper inspection techniques of tires will be discussed and samples will be available to reinforce the concepts learned.

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Introduction to Gears

Provide gear novices with a general understanding of gear nomenclature, geometry, and arrangements, including gearing and the fundamentals of rotary motion transfer through gear-trains. Gear classifications, tooth forms and geometry, and very high-level application considerations, manufacturing processes, and inspection techniques will be covered.

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The Basics of Internal Combustion Engines

Overview of internal combustion engines, including the chemistry of combustion to the kinematics of components of the modern combustion engine. Hands-on experience and theory of  design applied to gaseous cycles, thermodynamics and heat transfer.

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safety and accident reconstruction

Accident Reconstruction, the Autonomous Vehicle and ADAS

After the crash, you need to know if an autonomous or driver assistance system was installed in the vehicle, if it functioned properly, and if it affected the outcome of the accident. Get a detailed look at the rapidly growing field of self-driving vehicles and driver assistance systems. 

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Applying Automotive EDR Data to Traffic Crash Reconstruction

This course provides the skills needed to analyze imaged EDR data, apply it to crash reconstruction, reconcile it with calculations from data sources, and analyze EDR data set without regard to manufacturer and how to present data in the courtroom.

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Introduction to Automated Vehicle Safety: Multi-Agent, Functional Safety, and SOTIF

Safety is critical to automated vehicles' acceptance, testing, verification, validation, and deployment. Learn the main attributes of safety in AV's, including the three types, clarify the role of SOTIF and address the development and use of AV's.

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Photography for Accident Reconstruction, Product Liability, and Testing

For testing and projects, results must be presented in court, to boards, management, or peer groups, or published in reports and technical papers. This course will provide the skills necessary to consistently produce high-quality photographs for any purpose. 

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Reconstruction and Analysis of Motorcycle Crashes

The reconstruction and analysis of motorcycle crashes requires skills of advanced crash reconstruction to physical models, analysis techniques, configuration, kinematics, dynamics, handling characteristics, pre-crash, impact & post-impact analysis.

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