As the automotive industry starts it enviable march toward autonomous vehicles, one manufacturer, Nissan is working on Brain to Vehicle technology (B2V). This technology will allow the vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain, redefining how people interact with their vehicles. Nissan says that this technology will speed up the reaction times from the drivers and will lead to vehicles that keep adapting to make driving more enjoyable.
How it works: The driver wears a device that measures brain wave activity, which is then analyzed by the autonomous systems. With the vehicle being able to anticipate the intended action of the driver the system can then take action(s), such as turning the steering wheel or slowing the vehicle. According to Nissan, these actions will be 0.2 to 0.5 seconds faster than the driver will be able initiate.
A Nissan spokesperson is quoted saying, “Our systems will be able to tell an autonomous vehicle that the driver will be steering in the next 300 milliseconds and we can use this to enhance the execution, synchronizing the support of the autonomous vehicle with your actions.”
Nissan demonstrated the capabilities of the B2V technology at the CES 2018 Trade show in Las
Vegas, which took, place January 9- 12th.
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AVTGNW has updated its Hands-On Vehicle Electrification training schedule. The new lineup consists of training in Portland, OR; Port Angeles, WA; Las Vegas, NV; and Godfrey, IL. Courses range from beginner to advanced, and are in 3-5 day segments. Visit the training page for course dates, pricing, and additional details!
Summer training is almost here and there's still time to save your seat in these courses!
Spring 2017 Professional Automotive Education at COCC
Hybrid Electric Vehicles II
Mondays & Wednesdays, April 3 to June 14 5:45 to 9:35 pm COCC Redmond, Technology Education Center Room 116 $575 CRN 28229
Computerized Engine Controls
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, April 11 to May 23 12:45 to 4:45 pm COCC Bend, Ponderosa Room 106 $575 CRN 28246
Automotive Controller Systems II
Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 4 to June 13 6:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturdays, May 20 & June 3 9:00 am to 5:00 pm COCC Redmond, Technology Education Center Room 116 $575 CRN 28494
Automotive Controller Systems II May Weekend
Tuesday & Thursday, May 16 & 18 6:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, May 20 9:00 am to 5:00 pm COCC Redmond, Technology Education Center Room 116 $159 CRN 28495
Automotive Controller Systems II June Weekend
Tuesday & Thursday, May 30 and June 1 6:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, June 3 9:00 am to 5:00 pm COCC Redmond, Technology Education Center Room 116 $159 CRN 28496
Instructor approval is required for all classes
Dual Training Event: Electrified Vehicles Inside and Out + Alternating Current for Electric Drive Vehicles
These two courses will cover Vehicle Electrification from the ground up, as well as provide a comprehensive overview of Alternating Current. You can view the full course description HERE.
Date: June 26-30, 2017
Location: Portland, OR (Portland Community College)
Price: $1,995.00 (Use promo code AVTGNWPCC at checkout for a 15% discount)
5-Day Vehicle Electrification Technology Series
Date: August 14-18, 2017
Location: Portland, OR (Portland Community College)
This multi-course training events includes the following topics:
To ensure that there will be trained automotive technicians to service HEV, PHEV, EREV, and BEV (e.g., Advanced Technology vehicles) Automotive Instructors play the pivotal role in developing these technicians. Prior to instructing any automotive topic, instructors should receive professional training and develop experiences that can be transferred to their students. With degrees already brimming with traditional automotive courses, instructors are finding it extremely difficult to determine how Advanced Technology vehicle information will be inserted into a structure that cannot accommodate additional courses. Additionally, college level administrators may not see a need to include the necessary courses to automotive degrees and certificates that properly prepare the students to analyze, diagnose, and repair vehicles with high voltage electric drive systems, battery packs, electric air conditioning compressors, etc. There are college administrators that have tried to solve this problem by offering adjunct 1-year certificate programs that permit students to continue with their automotive studies for a 3rd year. However, students quickly realize that, because the extra year of training in the Advanced Technologies is not a component of their 2-year degree program, they cannot acquire financial aid to help defray the educational costs until after graduation. Therefore, there are multiple issues in offering Advanced Technology vehicle training to the students, even if they desire it.
A more pressing issue involves automotive instructor training. If colleges aren’t supporting the addition of Advanced Technology education as a part of their automotive programs then, it may be difficult for automotive instructors to acquire support from their administration to attend qualified professional training. The concern is real – with the production of Advanced Technology vehicles accelerating at exponential speed and instructors not receiving qualified training then, how will the next generation of technicians be trained to fundamentally learn the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and repair Advanced Technology products?
For those colleges that do not include or offer this training, private sector companies,have already developed the training products, tools, and equipment for field technicians and can easily begin to integrate college level students into these Advanced Technology vehicle courses.
Space is limited. Register to attend the new Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training at one of these three FREE sessions:April 25-27—Oklahoma City Community College* [register]
*Additional training opportunities available for OK residents/those working in OK – a fee will be charged. If interested contact:
John Claybon – Director
Professional Dev. Institute
Oklahoma City Comm. College
*April 28 -- Oklahoma City Community College training on Oklahoma gaseous fuel technician certification.
*April 29 -- Oklahoma City Community College certification exam for Oklahoma gaseous fuel technicians.
May 24-26—Blossman Autogas Fuel and Research Center, Ashville, North Carolina [register]
June14-16—Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, Oregon [register]
IMPORTANT: Training is only available to professional automotive technicians who have experience in fuel and electrical systems, and driveability.
Hands-On Shop Activities
Portland Registration Form March 2016
Greetings from the Tech Training Coordinator at Portland Community College!
Attached below is a training opportunity put together by NADI (National Automotive Diagnostic Information Services).
Be sure to scroll threw the pages for all the information that pertains to this offer. The second page is the registration procedure.
This training opportunity will be presented at Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, Portland, Oregon.
(This training is not delivered or put on by PCC or the Automotive Service Technology program at PCC)
Please direct all questions regarding this training to the contact information located in the attachment.
Technical Training Coordinator
Automotive Service Technology
Portland Community College