NEW10 - Vehicle Technology and Trends 2010
Course format: Classroom instruction with written test
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
After taking this course you will be able to:
Describe features and technologies that distinguish newer model vehicles from their predecessors and spot technology trends
Identify the newest technologies found on North American, Asian, and European vehicles
Understand some of the influences that are contributing to rapid changes in vehicle technology
Describe some of today’s newest innovations including materials and designs, safety features, park-assist systems, collision-warning systems, alternative fuel systems, and more
Identify the trends that will become tomorrow’s standard features
Module 1 – Trends and Industry Influences
This module offers an overview of some of the latest technology available on today’s vehicles and the factors that influence trends in technology.
Module 2 – North American Vehicle Makers
The course continues with a description of features, technologies, and materials found on new North American vehicles including several popular Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors vehicles.
Module 3 – Asian Vehicle Makers
Features found on new Asian vehicles including Honda/Acura, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan/Infiniti, and Toyota/Lexus are discussed in this module.
Module 4 – European Vehicle Makers
This module focuses on features being introduced by European vehicle makers including Audi/Volkswagen, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo.
Module 5 – Future Trends and Other Developments
The final module of the course covers the trends that point to future innovations in vehicle technology.