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SAE International and FutureTech Auto Partner to Offer Vehicle Electrification On-Demand Courses

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SAE International and FutureTech Auto Partner to Offer Vehicle Electrification On-Demand Courses

SAE International and FutureTech Auto LLC announce the release of five new on-demand professional development courses focusing on vehicle electrification topics.

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WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SAE International and FutureTech Auto LLC announce the release of five new on-demand professional development courses focusing on vehicle electrification topics.

The group of courses is the first offering in a new partnership between the two organizations and includes:

  • High Voltage Safety and PPE (ID# PD291807) – High Voltage Safety & PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) is a necessary and important course to complete when planning to diagnose or repair hybrid or electric vehicles. Course topics cover how to test High Voltage gloves, when and where to send high voltage gloves for periodic testing, and how to safely use the proper test equipment for measuring High Voltage components in live and disabled High Voltage systems. Participants will know how to care for and test High Voltage gloves which, what test equipment to purchase and how to use it, and how to safely make measurements on a High Voltage system.

Duration: 2 hours
0.2 CEUs
List Price: $135.00; eligible for SAE member discounts

  • High Voltage Vehicle Safety Systems (ID# PD291808) – This four-part course is most beneficial if completed before servicing hybrid, plug-in and electric vehicles. These vehicles contain high voltage DC and AC safety systems that are monitored by vehicle systems controllers that will maintain a safety barrier between the vehicle operator and the vehicle body/chassis to mitigate the possibility of electrical shock. This presentation will provide the technical information and background to know how these systems operate and affect vehicle operation and driveability. Participants will be equipped to describe the operation of vehicle high voltage safety systems, how to test them, why they can cause a no-start condition, and how to test the system with special tools and scan tools to identify isolation fault areas for practical application.

Duration: 4 hours
0.4 CEUs
List Price: $275.00; eligible for SAE member discounts

  • Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems (ID# PD291809) – Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) models currently populating the vehicle electrification landscape indicate their dominance in the market. HEV powertrain operation is totally different from the traditional vehicle. It is essential to understand the various operating modes and how failure modes in the hybrid system affect its operation. In this course, scan tool data, animations, and detailed graphics are used for teaching how these systems operate and how different diagnostic approaches are required. Participants will have a firm knowledge of hybrid system operation based on the different powertrain configurations and how scan tool data and diagnostics differ from traditional vehicles.

Duration: 2 hours
0.2 CEUs
List Price: $135.00; eligible for SAE member discounts

  • Lithium Ion Family Battery Systems (ID# PD291810) – The Lithium Ion family of technologies are the primary technology for plug-in and electric vehicles but, it is also being found in hybrid products. The many different Lithium technologies will force you to become familiar so you will understand how it impacts diagnostics and repair. Each family can have a different discharging voltage characteristic which effects vehicle and Scan Tool diagnostics. This five-part series will provide the technician with the necessary information on all of the Lithium technologies, cell balancing systems, failure modes, diagnostics, and how these battery packs can be repaired instead of replaced. Participants will be able to identify the various Lithium formats, aspects cell aging, rebuilding concepts, and understand how to use Scan Tool PIDs to help analyze, diagnose and repair the battery pack.

Duration: 10 hours
1.1 CEUs
List Price: $345.00; eligible for SAE member discounts

  • Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Hybrid Battery Systems (ID# PD291811) – NiMH battery systems continue to be the primary battery technology in hybrid vehicles. This course will concentrate on the NiMH technology, how it performs as it ages, how it can affect vehicle performance and fuel economy, and how to test it by using a scan tool. This five-part series will include NiMH battery cell operation, cell/module failure modes, diagnostic testing methods, battery hardware components, battery stress testing techniques – and how some of these areas differ from Lithium systems. Participants will be able to identify the condition of a battery pack, servicing instead of replacing it, and using specific testing methods outlined in this course.

Duration: 10 hours
1.1 CEUs
List Price: $345.00; eligible for SAE member discounts

Instructor for all five courses is Dr. Mark Quarto. Dr. Quarto is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Quarto Technical Services where he is responsible for the design/development of diagnostic test equipment and software, technical education and training programs, and technology innovations focused on hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion and energy management systems.

"Our partnerships with SAE and Dr. Quarto provides us the ability to deliver high quality training content that promotes the trust and value expected by the market" says FutureTech's Executive V.P. of Marketing.

"FutureTech's courses represent a key addition to SAE's on-demand course portfolio in the vehicle electrification area," says Kevin Perry, EdD, SAE International's Global Director of Professional Development. "While Dr. Quarto has been a valuable instructor in our Professional Development program for a number of years, we are pleased to be able to now leverage his expertise in the on-demand learning format."

Dr. Quarto previously worked within the General Motors Company as an Engineer and Engineering Group Manager in Advanced Powertrain Technology Systems / Global Aftermarket. He also served as the Service Training Development Manager and Resident Service School Instructor.

About FutureTech
FutureTech Auto is a global supplier of Vehicle Electrification (VE) technology solutions to all automotive, transportation and, educational markets. Our comprehensive and scalable solutions include Hybrid & Electric Vehicle diagnostic tools and software, hands-on training, on-demand training, support systems and, aligning clients with qualified VE professionals for consulting and special projects. Our highly qualified network of suppliers, affiliations and, partners encompasses over 32 years of commercial experience focused in Vehicle Electrification education and development of products to support VE systems and technologies.

About SAE International
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 127,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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