This course will enable the delegates to understand and learn about the automotive sensors, actuators, ECUs communication via CAN, data pre/post-processing techniques, vehicle health management, On-Board Diagnostics (OBD), Error codes, health assessment and wireless data transmission methods.

This course is designed with a focus on hands-on experience. Alongside the lectures, there will be multiple laboratory sessions and demos, to implement the theoretical understanding of various concepts. After completing the course, delegates will be awarded with the certificates.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£1,925

What you will learn

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Explain vehicle sensors and actuators, ECUs and communication via CAN
  • Evaluate data pre/post processing
  • Discuss vehicle health management/assessment
  • Analyse vehicle on/off board data analysis and health management sensors 
  • Describe wireless data transmission methods

Core content

  • Working principle of vehicle sensors and actuators, ECUs and CAN communication
  • Understanding of data processing and data calibration/filtering
  • Introduction to On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) system and error codes
  • Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS), vehicle health management
  • Understanding of On/Off board data analysis
  • Wireless data transmission techniques

Who should attend

This course is aimed at design engineers, technical staff working within automotive industry. It is also suitable for engineers, technology enthusiast, who want to gain in depth knowledge via hands on experience.

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network. Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

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How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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