Course syllabus NTA - New Trends in Automotive Industry (ŠAVŠ - WS 2017/2018)

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Course title: New Trends in Automotive Industry
Semester: WS 2017/2018
Course supervisor: Ing. Josef Bradáč, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Logistics, Quality and Automotive Technology (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Time allowance: full-time, 1/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Type of study: usual, consulting
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar
Mode of completion and credits: Classified fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
Course objective:
Give basic information about the newest trends and technologies used in automotive industry. Special attention will be dedicated to fields such as safety, ecology, ergonomics, alternative fuels, automatics and robotics.
Course methods: Using of PowerPoint presentations, special studies, videos and practical illustrations, working in groups.
Course content:
1.Description of the present state of automotive industry. (allowance 2/2)
a.Introductory information and instructions.
b.Historical development of automotive industry.
c.Present state and situation in the world.

2.New trends in car safety. (allowance 2/2)
a.New materials and design approaches.
b.Components of active safety.
c.Components of passive safety.
d.New car assessment programme NCAP.

3.Ecology and emissions, fuels. (allowance 2/2)
a.Emissions and emission standards EURO.
b.Emission reduction possibilities.
c.Vehicle aerodynamics, increase of the engine efficiency.
d.Fossil fuels, biofuels.

4.Alternative fuel. (allowance 2/2)
a.Hybrid fuel.
b.Electromobile, batteries.
c.Fuel cells, hydrogen-power.
d.Solar cells.

5.New trends in ergonomy and comfort, assistance systems. (allowance 2/2)
a.Driver ergonomy
b.Car driving and control
c.Assistance systems

6.Numerical simulations in automotive industry. (allowance 2/2)
a.Finite element method, finite difference method.
b.Numerical simulations of technological processes.
c.Numerical simulations in car prototyping.

Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student:
-Will define the new trends in vehicle safety and the reduction of automobile emissions
-Will explain the principle of assistance systems, autonomous vehicles and car conectivity
-Will specify the individual types of alternative fuels and interpret their advantages and disadvantages

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures12 h
     Attendance of courses/seminars/tutorials12 h
     Consultations with teacher (part-time form of study)0 h
     Course reading and ongoing preparation14 h
     Composing of individual (seminar) work14 h
     Composing of presentation14 h
     Preparation for final test18 h
Total84 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Term paper20 %
Presentation20 %
Final test60 %
Total100 %
Course completion:
Usual form
The final evaluation is composed of the following activities: submission of the course paper - Ishikawa's diagram (20%), student presentation on the given topic(20%), passing the final test (60%).

Combined form
The final evaluation is composed of the following activities: submission of the course paper - Ishikawa's diagram (20%), student presentation on the given topic(20%), passing the final test (60%).

Final evaluation
100% - 90% passed, mark 1
89% - 75% passed, mark 2
74% - 60% passed, mark 3
59% - 0% faild, mark N
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
Teaching support for distant study form.

Supporting teaching materials for distant study form.

Consultations of individual topics, cource papers and presentation. Tuitions with the tutors by means of the university e-mails, personally during the particular time, or after previous agreement.
Reading list:
Language of instruction: English
DAVIES, G. Materials for Automobile Bodies. 2nd ed. Oxford: Elsevier, 2012. ISBN 978-0-08-096979-4.

Podkladové materiály k přednáškám a seminářům/Materials distributed for seminars and lectures

Study plans:
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Run in the period of: SS 2019/2020, WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017   (and older)
Course tutor: Ing. Josef Bradáč, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Jiří Sobotka, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Teaching language: English
Room: Mladá Boleslav

Last modification made by Ing. Zuzana Hejhalová on 11/20/2017.

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