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Automotive engineering is a combination of mechanical, electrical and materials science. Engineers in this field can design new vehicles or look for ways to improve existing automotive engineering technology.

Automotive engineers work in every area of the industry, such as the look and feel of vehicles, and the safety and security of new forms of transport. The modern day engineer needs to consider future sustainability and wider integration of advancing connected technologies. 

The work of an automotive engineer breaks down into three categories:

  • Design
  • Research and Development
  • Production

There are many disciplines of importance to an automotive engineer, such as:

·         Fuel economy/emissions

·         Vehicle electronics

·         Safety engineering

·         NVH engineering

·         Performance

·         Shift quality

In the landscape of new technologies, automotive engineers need to update their skillsets in order to keep up.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of those new technologies, which is quickly becoming a key to success in the automotive industry — from enabling autonomous vehicles to transforming research, design and manufacturing processes.

AI is also being used for a wide range of predictive capabilities that personalize the driving experience and enable proactive maintenance. This personalization is enabled by connected vehicles that send data from onboard sensors to manufacturers, advertisers and insurance companies.

These advanced capabilities, coupled with rising consumer expectations, have pushed the automotive industry and automotive engineers into a period of digital transformation.

Today’s manufacturers know they need to harness new technologies — like AI, machine learning and deep learning — to reduce costs and give drivers more of what they want.

Want to know more about automotive engineering? Tonex offers six courses in automotive engineering as well as close to 400 classes, seminars and workshop in nearly four dozen categories of systems engineering training.

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