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Metal Forming

This course covers metal forming and related manufacturing processes, emphasizing practical applications. From forged or P/M connecting rods to tailor-welded blank forming, metal parts are integral to the automotive industry. As a high value adding category of manufacturing, metal forming is increasingly important to the core competency of automobile manufacturers and suppliers. A thorough survey of metal forming processes and metal forming mechanics will be performed, including bulk deformation, sheet-metal, and powder metallurgy operations. Design considerations are fully integrated into the course and are presented with every process.
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A Familiarization of Drivetrain Components

In this course, participants will be exposed to various methods that can be used to accomplish an efficient, robust & quiet running drivetrain. This course focuses on the terms, functions, nomenclature, operating characteristics and effect on vehicle performance for each of the drivetrain components. Participants will receive an introduction to the various components of the drivetrain, including the clutch or torque converter, manual or automatic transmission, driveshaft, axle, wheel ends, and brakes.
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Combustion and Emissions for Engineers

Public awareness regarding pollutants and their adverse health effects has created an urgent need for engineers to better understand the combustion process as well as the pollutants formed as by-products of that process. To effectively contribute to emission control strategies and design and develop emission control systems and components, a good understanding of the physical and mathematical principles of the combustion process is necessary. This course will bring issues related to combustion and emissions "down to earth," relying less on mathematical terms and more on physical explanations and analogies.
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Big Data Analytics for Connected, Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities

There is a growing interest in the concept of a smart city and how these advanced technologies will improve the quality of living and make a city more attractive to visitors, commerce and industry. This course fills an unmet need for defining and explaining the relationship between connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) and smart city transportation. It is apparent that CAVs will achieve the best results when integrated with current and emerging urban infrastructure for transportation. This course addresses such integration from technology, organizational, policy and business model perspectives.
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A Primer on Regulations and Liability Considerations for HAV’s

Potential regulations surrounding the development, testing and commercial launch of Highly Automated Vehicles and possible liability exposure for the manufacturing and operation of Highly Automated Vehicles are fluid and changing areas, that will continue to evolve over the next several years. The first half of this course reviews where regulations are at the state and federal levels, what actions are currently under consideration, how current regulations will need to change to accommodate HAV’s, and how and when new regulations might be implemented. The second half covers both common law and strict liability and how it may apply to HAV’s.
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The Nature of Automated Vehicle Safety Will SAE Level 5 Ever Be Achieved?

The automated vehicle industry has been busy designing, developing, and deploying several self driving vehicles and services in the last few years. However, much of the outcomes and the overall outlook of the vehicle and services, such as robotaxis, are not great. Customers and stakeholders complain that the level of automation is low, mostly SAE Levels 1, 2, and very little of Level 3. It appears that Level 4 is far out in the horizon and many wonder if Level 5 is actually achievable.
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Fluids for Aerospace Hydraulic Systems

This four-hour short course provides an introduction to fluids for aerospace hydraulic systems. Topics covered include an introduction to basics fluid properties, rheology, tribology, and fluid product development. In addition, the history and performance of different classes of fluids are discussed in detail, and specific failure modes such as erosion and sludge formation will be described. Along with an introduction to fluid degradation, information on used oil analysis test methods and interpretation will be provided.
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Overview of the Role of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities

There is been tremendous progress in the application of technology and artificial intelligence to connected and autonomous vehicles. At the same time, there have been considerable advances in data science and data analysis that allows large data sets to be managed for results. This course introduces big data and analytics, focusing on how these will be applied to data generated by autonomous and connected vehicles. These technologies will be explained within the context of a smart city.
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LIDAR for ADAS and Autonomous Sensing

Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle technologies have disrupted the traditional automotive industry with potential to increase safety and optimize the cost of car ownership. Light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensing, a sensing method that detects objects and maps their distances, is seeing rapid growth and adoption in the industry. However, the sensor requirements and system architecture options continue to evolve. This course will provide the foundation to build LIDAR technologies in automotive applications.
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Infrared Camera for ADAS and Autonomous Sensing

Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle technologies have disrupted the traditional automotive industry with potential to increase safety and optimize the cost of car ownership. Among the challenges are those of sensing the environment in and around the vehicle. Infrared camera sensing is seeing a rapid growth and adoption in the industry. The applications and illumination architecture options continue to evolve. This course will provide the foundation on which to build near infrared camera technologies for automotive applications.
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Analysis and Design of Hybrid Transmission System

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. There appears to be a significant gap between Chinese and international hybrid technologies in terms of vehicle fuel consumption, system integration, and cost control. This course has been designed to increase an engineers’ knowledge of hybrid transmission development, hybrid system design, and hybrid vehicle powertrain integration. The course focuses on energy efficiency in electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) fuel economy while maintaining and improving engineering for optimal power and performance, cost control, and occupant comfort.
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Key Considerations for the Comparison of Power‐by‐Wire and Hydraulically Supplied Solutions for Aerospace Actuation

This four-hour short course provides key considerations for the comparison of electrically supplied (Power-by-Wire, or PbW) and hydraulically supplied (Power-by-Pipe, of PbP) actuation for aerospace. The focus is put on the consequence, for designers, of changing the physical principles and the technology used. A particular attention is paid to the unavoidable side effects introduced by the technological realization. Simple examples with realistic numerical values are used to make the comparisons quantitatively realistic.
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Smart Mobility in Smart Cities

This course enables transportation professionals to optimize smart mobility for maximum return within smart cities. It offers a structured introduction to the subjects and makes use of real-life examples, local government, technology solution providers, and consulting. The course integrates insights and understandings related to the best use of technology, best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and opportunities. 
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Product Development for AV and EV Reliability

According to NHTSA, there were 932 vehicle recalls in the United States in 2022, affecting approximately 31 million vehicles; 39 electric vehicle recalls affecting more than 1.3 million vehicles, and 56 ADAS recalls affecting more than 4.7 million vehicles. Furthermore, Warranty Week reports that Worldwide Auto Manufacturers allocated a total of $54.7 billion for future warranty repairs or $670 per vehicle sold in 2022. 2023 Consumer Report indicates that Electrical Vehicles have 79% more reliability issues than ICE vehicles.
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Fundamentals of Automotive All-Wheel Drive Systems

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts and evolution of passenger car and light truck 4x4/all-wheel drive (AWD) systems including the nomenclature utilized to describe these systems. Basic power transfer unit and transfer case design parameters, component application to system function, the future of AWD systems, and emerging technologies that may enable future systems are covered. This course is an excellent follow-up to the  98024-A Familiarization of Drivetrain Components course (which is designed for those who have limited experience with the total drivetrain).
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EIC System-integrated Thermal Management Technologies

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese). Energy conservation and emission reduction has always been a goal for many countries. Especially since the introduction of China VI Vehicle Emission Standards and CAFC & NEV Credit Regulation, the output of NEVs has grown explosively while accompanied by a large number of car fire burning problems and complaints about the shortening of proclaimed electric-only driving range.
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Electrohydraulic Servovalves in Flight Control and Utility Actuators

This four-hour short course intends to present an overview of electrohydraulic flow control servovalves commonly used in flight control and utility actuators. The scope of this course covers the history and design of servovalves, as well as their most common performance characteristics. This course will provide participants an understanding of the application of electrohydraulic servovalves in hydraulically powered actuators and preparation of the servovalve procurement specification.
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Design Considerations for Electrohydrostatic Actuators

This course is verified by Probitas Authentication as meeting the AS9104/3A requirements for continuing Professional Development. This four-hour short course will provide an overview of design considerations for electrohydrostatic actuation for transport and business aircraft applications.  The instructor will present the critical topics of electrohydrostatic actuation (EHA) from a systems development perspective (V-Approach).  Beginning with aircraft system requirements, the instructors will then guide participants through EHA subsystem requirements, component design, component verification test, aircraft integration, and use. 
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Fundamentals of Hybrid Electric Vehicles and Related Technologies

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese). Hybrid electric vehicles continue to be a part of the overall solution toward zero emission vehicles. To meet current and future demands in the HEV and PHEV markets, success will depend on engineering and support personnel having and maintaining a thorough understanding of HEV related technologies.
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Powertrain Architecture, Controls, and Energy Management Systems of EV and HEV

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese). Developing environmentally cleaner and more fuel efficient vehicles is transforming the automotive industry worldwide, particularly in China with its emphasis on new energy vehicles. There are many engineering challenges that must be addressed in designing effective new energy vehicles. The technical knowledge required to understand and make the right decisions with regard to powertrain architecture, powertrain controls, and energy management strategies is critical to success in this market.
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