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Certificate in Emerging Automotive Technologies

  • Hybrid Vehicles Online Course

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    (four courses)
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    Hybrid Vehicles Short Course
    This online course presents an overview and introduction about why hybrid vehicles have become an important facet of the automotive industry. Hybrids are a key technology used in designing future models that satisfy personal transportation needs. They provide opportunities to achieve better trade-offs, for example, between drivability and fuel economy.

    A focused discussion will take place at the end of the course on the control and design of split hybrid electrical vehicles. 


    • Batteries
    • Motors/Power Electronics
    • Transmission and Controls
    • Vehicle Control Hierarchy and Power Management Algorithms
    • Control and Design of Split Hybrid Electrical Vehicles

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the 'big picture' view of where hybrid technologies stand in the pursuit of sustainable personal transportation
    • Recognize the current status and challenges of key technologies of hybrid vehicles
    • Understand the key split vehicle transmission architectures
    • Understand the key control concepts for hybrid vehicles
    • The course material will inspire lively debate and discussion about the challenges and opportunities in hybrid technologies

    Prerequisite Student Knowledge or Experience

    Bachelor's degree in a science, engineering, or technical field.

  • Outline

    Session Topic
    Session 1 Overview and Introduction
    Session 2 Current State
    Session 3 Vehicle Performance
    Session 4 Major Components: Principles, Current Status, Outlook
    Session 5 Vehicle Control Hierarchy and Power Management Algorithms
    Session 6 Control and Design of Split Hybrid Electric Vehicles
    Session 7 Summary and Outlook
  • Instructors

    Dr. Huei Peng

    Dr. Huei Peng

    Dr. Peng is Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan.

    His research interests include modeling and control of hybrid vehicles, fuel cell vehicles and advanced power-train techniques. He has published more than 130 technical papers in referred journals and conferences in related fields. He is the Secretary and Executive Committee member of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division. Dr. Peng is a 15 year member of SAE.

    He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California and his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.