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Fundamentals and Applications of Electric Motors for Automotive Industries

As the electrification of automobiles is on the rise, it is imperative that the capabilities and limits of the associated devices and systems be understood at a higher level than previously considered adequate. For example, the Tesla Model S has 62 electric motors while the Model X has 70! They propel the vehicle and provide comfort too. Their design must reflect the worst case operating scenarios, duty cycles, environment, country of use and its standards, etc.
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EV Motor Design Analysis and Test Verification

This course, designed for EV motor engineers and graduate participants, systematically introduces EV motor design analysis and test verification. Combined with engineering practice, it discusses typical EV motor design cases and practical issues related to EV motor technology, aiming to broaden the horizon of EV motor design engineers and improve their problem-solving skills.
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Fundamentals of Fatigue Analysis

Fatigue is a structural failure mode that must be recognized and understood to develop products that meet life cycle durability requirements. In the age of lightweighting, fatigue strength is an important vehicle design requirement as engineers struggle to meet stringent weight constraints without adversely impacting durability. This technical concept course introduces the fatigue failure mode and analysis methods. It explains the physics of material fatigue, including damage accumulation that may progress to product failure over time, and it provides the needed foundation to develop effective fatigue prediction capabilities.
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LIDAR and Infrared Cameras for ADAS and Autonomous Sensing

This course examines ADAS and autonomous vehicle technologies that offer the potential to increase safety while attempting to optimize the cost of car ownership. LIDAR (light detection ranging) and Infrared camera sensing are seeing a rapid growth and adoption in the industry. However, the sensor requirements and system architecture options continue to evolve almost every six months. This course will provide the foundation to build on for these two technologies in automotive applications. It will include a demonstration model for LIDAR and Infrared camera.
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Fundamentals of Threaded Fasteners

Fastener experts believe that upwards of 95% of all fastener failures are the result of either the wrong fastener for the job or improper installation. Improper installation or incorrect fastener selection can result in catastrophic loss or damage. Learn how to avoid issues by getting the answers in this course.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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EMC Design for PCB Design for New Energy Vehicles

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. Developing environmentally cleaner and more fuel efficient vehicles is transforming the automotive industry worldwide. 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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The Principles and Applications of Powertrain Controls for the New Energy Vehicles

课程概述 Powertrain controls for NEVs are one of the most complex and highly confidential areas of NEV research and development.  This two-day course takes the seemingly complicated field of NEV powertrain controls and summarizes it into a few basic principles.  The latest and most popular NEV powertrains are also reviewed to illustrate these principles and the controls strategies used.  对于新能源汽车来说,动力总成控制一直以来都是最复杂的和高度机密的领域之一。在这两天的课程中,我们将把看似复杂的动力总成控制系统总结出几条基本规则,同时,通过对当今其他车型动力控制系统的案例分析,来把这些规则和原理进行融会贯通。
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Powertrain Product Development for Electrified Vehicles

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese). Transmission and driveline products for new energy vehicles are different in many aspects from their counterparts in traditional vehicles. Participants will have a chance to develop in-depth, practical, and hands-on knowledge regarding system configuration, key subsystems and components design, system control, testing, design verification, and so forth. Common problems such as reliability, durability, NVH as well as related technology trends will be addressed from an engineer's viewpoint.
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Application Development of Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles Balancing Economic Objectives and Technical Requirements

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese).   More and more stringent emission and fuel consumption regulations are pushing the automotive industry toward electrified powertrain and electrified vehicles. This is particularly evident in China, where there is an increased demand for  (EV) and (HEV). Infrastructure is being built across the country for convenient charging. It must now be determined how to meet the technical targets for EV/HEV regulations under economic constraints and how to best develop the major ePowertrain components (battery and motor).
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Seals and Sealing System Design of Actuation Systems in Military and Commercial Aircraft

This half day course presents an overview of seals and sealing system design for military and commercial aircraft. It is aimed to provide engineers having some previous actuator and control valve design background with an understanding of the general hardware groove standards, standard parts for static applications and how seal designs and sealing systems can be best used in dynamic reciprocating and rotary applications. Information will be provided regarding seal material and fluid compatibility, friction drag, expected wear rates depending on operating conditions and duty cycle, hardware surface finish and topography.
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