Access Period: 3 Months
Duration: 3 Hours
All Powertrain Product Development engineers must know how their area of subsystem responsibility could affect vehicle Driveability. This 3-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.
Click on the "Requirements" tab to make sure you are properly equipped to interact with this course.
By participating in this online 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
Major topics include:
- The Customer's Perspective
- Systems and Interfaces that Impact Driveability
- Evaluating a Vehicle's Driveability Performance
- three months (from date of purchase) of online access to the 3-hour presentation
- glossary of terms (pdf)
- reference guide (pdf)
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
- 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 8-11, Mozilla Firefox 37+, Google Chrome 42+ (Safari and Opera are not supported)
- Flash® Player 13+
- Broadband-1Mbps minimum