I.D.# PD111016ON
Access Period: 90 Days
Duration: 3 Hours

All Powertrain Product Development engineers must know how their area of subsystem responsibility could affect vehicle Driveability. This three-hour Ford online course will provide knowledge of Driveability fundamentals. With this knowledge, you can better determine actions to improve the customer's perception of Driveability. Although the focus of this course (including all examples and animations) is on vehicles with gasoline engines and automatic transmissions, it should be noted that vehicles with other powertrains (e.g., diesel engine, manual transmission, front-wheel drive) share the same customer attributes and general characteristics of Driveability. While certain Ford proprietary information has been removed from the course, it contains essentially the same content that engineers from Ford and select suppliers have benefitted from taking.

Is this Ford Online Course for You?
This course is geared toward quality, manufacturing, and product development engineers. It is recommended that you have an engineering degree and experience in the automotive engineering field.


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By participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Listen to the Voice of the Customer (VOC)
  • Describe how the customer defines good driveability, how customer driveability concerns are researched, and how customer wants cascade to vehicle performance characteristics
  • Discuss the vehicle reaction that causes customer driveability concerns and the vehicle systems and interfaces that are involved
  • Appreciate driveability from an engineering perspective
  • List subsystems that affect driveability
  • Highlight the impact of future technologies
  • Explain how driveability is measured and how these measurements are correlated back to customer concerns


  • The Customer's Perspective
  • Systems and Interfaces that Impact Driveability
  • Evaluating a Vehicle's Driveability Performance

Author(s): Ford Quality Office, Ford Learning & Development

Materials Provided

With your registration, you will receive 90 days (from date of purchase) of online access to the three-hour presentation.

About Ford Online Courses

Ford and SAE International offer convenient and portable online courses on powertrain and problem-solving topics as a way to extend Ford engineering knowledge across the global industry. These internet-delivered short courses feature graphical presentation screens with text-based instruction, a glossary, and references. Case studies, summaries, and checks for knowledge are incorporated throughout each course to reinforce learning and retention and gauge your

Equipment Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8 (Apple OSX and Unix/Linux are not supported but may work)
  • Pentium 4 PC
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM; recommended 1 GB RAM
  • Internet Explorer 10-11, Mozilla Firefox 37 , Google Chrome 42 (Safari and Opera are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Full Course
Members save up to 20% off list price.
Quantity discounts for six or more students and corporate subscription options also are available - complete a Corporate Learning Solutions Request Form for a quote.
Email CustomerService@sae.org, or call 1-877-606-7323 (U.S. and Canada) or 724-776-4970 (outside US and Canada).
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