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  • Drive-by-Wire Online Course

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    (four courses)
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    Drive-by-Wire Short CourseWith today's ever increasing demand for advanced automotive technologies, drive-by-wire systems are becoming more commonplace in automotive designs. This technology represents a major innovation for the automotive, vehicle, and transportation industries, providing a more intelligent interface between human and machine. This course offers the detailed information behind drive-by-wire systems in order to grant a clearer understanding of the way in which these electronic interfaces function.

    Drive-By-Wire Hardware
    Control Strategies
    Simulating the Feel of a Mechanical System with an Electrical System
    The Pros and Cons of a Drive-By-Wire System

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    Learning Objectives

    • Explain why drive-by-wire is necessary in future automotive architectures
    • Describe current mechanical systems that are good candidates to be replaced by a drive-by-wire system
    • Describe the typical hardware necessary for a drive-by-wire system
    • Discuss suitable control strategies for use in automotive drive-by-wire systems
    • Understand and explain the challenges of simulating the feel of a mechanical system with an electrical one
    • Conduct a top level analysis of the pros and cons of a particular drive-by-wire system

    Prerequisite Student Knowledge or Experience

    Participants must have a Bachelor's degree in science or engineering; prior or current experience with vehicle engineering concepts relating to chassis and powertrain; knowledge of systems engineering theory and/or practice; at least 12 months relevant work experience.

  • Outline

    Session Topic
    Session 1 Introduction (Tim Gordon)
    Session 2 Control Architectures for Drive-by-Wire Systems (Tim Gordon)
    Session 3 Drive-by-Wire Systems Elements 1: Motors and Power Electronics
    (Hemant Sarder)
    Session 4 Drive-by-Wire System Elements 2: Information Processing and Communications (Hemant Sarder)
    Session 5 Systems Engineering Design (Tim Gordon)
    Session 6 Fault Diagnosis and Fault Management 1: (Tim Gordon)
    Session 7 Fault Diagnosis and Fault Management 2: (Tim Gordon)
  • Instructors

    Dr. Timothy Gordon

    Dr. Timothy Gordon

    Dr. Gordon is a Research Professor, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include all aspects of dynamics and control, with special emphasis on advanced and nonlinear methods and automotive engineering applications including driver modeling and driving control and assistance systems. He received a PhD in Relativistic Field Theory and a BA degree in Applied Mathematics from Cambridge, United Kingdom.

    Dr. Hemant Sardar

    Dr. Hemant Sardar

    Dr. Sardar is an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute's Engineering Research Division. His research interests include intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and human factors in ITS, adaptive and nonlinear controls, modeling and identification of systems for controller synthesis and NVH suppression, application of control theory to systems design and integration, and topologies for fault detection and recovery in automotive electrification/electronic systems.

    He received his PhD and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and his BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.