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Premium Automotive Research & Development (PARD) Workshops

lowcarbon1.jpgExperience for yourself the groundbreaking new technologies that have arisen from the Premium Automotive Research & Development (PARD) programme by joining us on one of our FREE workshops or online training courses. Workshops take place at the University of Warwick, are free to attend and last for a whole day.

PARD are currently offering the folowing free workshops and online training courses:

What is PARD?

Based within WMG, the £72M PARD Programme was launched in 2003 with the purpose of improving the design and manufacturing capability of the West Midlands automotive supply base.

At its height a multi-disciplinary team of over one hundred professional engineers and academics worked on nineteen separate projects within WMG, the industry focused engineering department of The University of Warwick.

£38 Million of direct funding was provided by Advantage West Midlands and this was matched by contributions of staff time and resources from several hundred companies of all sizes, from the largest partner Jaguar Land Rover, through major Tier 1 suppliers, to numerous smaller operations.

PARD: Facts, Figures & Achievements


hybrid.jpgHybrid Vehicle Technology Overview

An overview of hybrid vehicle design, incorporating the unique PARD-developed desktop computer simulation tool (WARPSTAR).

Venue: University of Warwick
Dates: Wednesday 10th November, 2010; Wednesday 1st December, 2010
Time: 08:00 - 16:30
Cost: Free
Who should attend? Electrical / Mechanical / Automotive Engineers, and those interested in Hybrid Vehicle Development
Prior knowledge required: General knowledge in engineering principles
Who will deliver the workshop? PARD staff and personnel from partner organisations

Overview:

The course is aimed at practising engineers and specialists from non-hybrid vehicle technologies, with a view to give an overview of the technology, particularly with reference to:

  • Hybrid Vehicle Architectures
  • New Technologies
  • Powertrain Control
Objectives:

By the end of the course delegates will have received an overview of hybrid vehicle configurations and technologies, be aware of the pros & cons of the options presented and be able to discuss these options with technical specialists within their company.

Workshop dates:
  • Wednesday 10th November, 2010
  • Wednesday 1st December, 2010

Please note that the dates listed are the last FREE workshops we'll be able to offer.

    If you have any further queries about this workshop, then please contact us.



    Lab CarAutomotive Electrical & Electronics Overview

    Learn about automotive electrical and electronic systems, including tests on our Lab Car: a Jaguar XK

    Venue: University of Warwick
    Dates: Wednesday 13th October 2010; Wednesday 17th November 2010; Wednesday 8th December 2010
    Time: 09:00 - 16:30
    Cost: Free
    Who should attend? New starters & recent recruits in Electronic & Electrical disciplines, Engineers & Managers from Electrical and Electronic departments, Engineers & Managers from other related engineering departments, staff working in non-technical areas.
    Prior knowledge required: General knowledge in engineering principles
    Who will deliver the workshop? IARC Electrical Projects Group

    Overview:

    This course is aimed at people working within the automotive industry and provides a broad appreciation and understanding of automotive electrical and electronic systems and technologies. The course provides a general foundation together with a more detailed insight into key technologies and developments, concluding with an appreciation of the future direction and challenges for the automotive industry. The course includes:

    • Embedded Electronic Control Systems
    • Automotive Networking (CAN, LIN, MOST and FlexRay)
    • Design and Testing of Complex Automotive Control System
    • Automotive Diagnostics
    • Future challenges
    Objectives:

    By the end of the course attendees will have a general appreciation of current automotive electrical and electronics and an understanding of potential future developments.

    Workshop dates:
    • Wednesday 13th October 2010
    • Wednesday 17th November 2010
    • Wednesday 8th December 2010

    Please note that the dates listed are the last FREE workshops we'll be able to offer.

    If you have any further queries about this workshop, then please contact us.


    scanningBuilding Craftsmanship into your Products (free online training course)

    The free online courses have been developed by the Craftsmanship project team, working on the Premium Automotive Research and Development programme at Warwick University. They are intended to assist component supplier engineers to achieve a high level of craftsmanship during the manufacturing stage of the overall production process.

    The knowledge being disseminated through this course is the result of a three year research programme at Warwick University, which saw numerous collaborations with automotive and automotive-related companies, both within the West Midlands and across the UK. These companies include automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), component suppliers throughout the supply chain, and enabling suppliers, such as measurement system providers, gauge makers and software companies.

    The PARD courses are FREE and those who successfully complete them will be awarded 1 months free access to the full range of AutoTrain courses.