Automotive and Technology

As a lover of technology, perhaps you too, I think I can surely relate with those who find revolutionary Google Glass applications. Such technology is a long time coming and much like 3-D printing it will change everything. Having been in the automotive sector prior to retirement (Franchisor of mobile car wash businesses) my mind usually looks at all new technology for possible automotive applications. Okay so, let’s see how this new innovation will be taken to a whole new level – let’s talk.

There was an interesting article in MIT Technology Review Blog on September 17, 2013 titled; “Google Glass as a Hands-Free Instruction Manual – A new app for Google’s head-mounted computer helps beginners with car maintenance,” by Tom Simonite which got me thinking about a once promising technology someone had come up with ten years ago, but which to date has not been implemented. The article stated; “Augmented reality company Metaio just released video of an idea that seems to make more use of the form of Google Glass.”

The article accompanied a YouTube video titled; “Metaio to Unveil First Hands-Free Car Manual on Google Glass,” by a company that has such an application ready for action.

Yes, this might be even better than the concept MIT was working on for Boeing with holographic displays alongside equipment being worked on – which would be an extension of their now decade old tablet display units. The Google Glass takes it all to a new level, better than anything or better than anyone could imagine. Essentially, you could work in a duality – blending the real world with the virtual one – immersed in instructions from an augmented 3-D image overlaying your work station or work. That is essentially what we are talking about here.

Think about seeing the object you are working on in 4-D, that is to say you’d be able to see inside the engine or motor you are working on, into the interior components, all they while you are working on the outside components removing shrouds, covers, and parts. Imagine working on a piece of infrastructure or jet engine and your Google Glass was hooked up to sensors, allowing you to see the problem in the interior as you are working. All live, all connected, and all-knowing – cool right – I know!

Think what this will do for car racing, prototype building, or the local dealership fixing, maintaining or updated your electric Tesla sports sedan. Yes, awesome. Please consider all this and think on it.

If you’re looking for automotive training, is to obtain and begin the exciting career in automotive technology you need technical or vocational schools to find the right courses. Automotive training may be key to acquire automotive education and certification, if you are interested in becoming an auto mechanic, engineer, manager, or auto parts worker.

To measure the performance and efficiency as the engine that moves down the street, in the modern world of cars operated by electronic systems and complex computers. By using electronic equipment and computer-based reference, students in training schools should be able to develop automotive skills as a technician in order to diagnostic high technology. The most challenging and rewarding in parts of the automotive training program is to be able to diagnose the source of the problem quickly and accurately.

Before registering, students who want to come along automotive vocational training should be developed well and has a math and science skills of physical intelligence. It is important to review the automotive training curriculum to ensure that your school will offer training certification Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the same as with any educational curriculum.

And also, the potential for automotive technicians must understand that most employers pay for their service technicians based on productivity. You may want to consider the option to become an independent business professionals after graduation.

After their automotive vocational training, students can return to continue education courses and credits to keep track changes on the computerized diagnostic systems, equipment and other technology-related automotive.
Training in automotive technology often leads to an interest in related fields such as auto body repair or improvement of automotive and diesel.

Automotive technical schools are specially designed to prepare students in the automotive field as professional automotive technicians. During the past decade, the number of automotive technical schools has increased manifold and most offer unique specializations. The automotive industry is not just confined to engines and repair work; opportunities are diverse. With the automobile industry at an all-time high, job opportunities in this field are many.

Automotive technical schools offer a wide range of career programs in the areas of fuel and ignition systems, engines and repair, brakes, power trains, electronics and diagnostic equipment, transmissions, auto electronic fundamentals, custom motorcycle body fabrication, collision repair and refinishing, emission testing, and much more. Some of the common programs to be found in the automotive technical schools include automotive technician training, collision repair and refinishing, diesel and industrial technician training, automotive service management, and mechanical drafting design and CAD technology.

Based on the courses, students finishing automotive technical schools are awarded diplomas or degree certificates. Almost every automotive technical school boasts experienced and highly qualified instructors from the automotive sectors. The fees at most of the schools are a bit high but financial aid packages are available at most schools.

Besides full time programs, online and distance education programs are provided by automotive technical schools. Online courses are particularly designed for those who are working full-time and can’t attend regular classes, or for students who wish to study from the convenience of home. Automotive technical schools provide online programs in a variety of fields. These include automotive and diesel technology, auto body repair technology, career development training, fuel, and emissions control systems, and ignition systems and functions.

Before enrolling into any automotive technical school, always check whether the school or college you selected has an accreditation. Also, make sure that the college can provide you with the best technical assistance that covers all your needs. As new cars are becoming more and more complicated, always choose an automotive technical school that teaches latest technological advancements.

The automotive vision system is considered to be on the cutting edge of automobile safety. Over the past several years, the growth of in-car cameras has exploded from only a few thousand to millions. The primary driving force behind this growth is a concern for creating a safer driving experience. Currently, there are a variety of different options available, which serve many different purposes.

A front view automobile vision system is primarily designed so that the driver can have a wider and more detailed view of the road ahead. There are currently two primary options for camera placement. The more traditional option is place the camera out in the open on top of the dashboard in the front seat. A newer option is place a small digital camera next to or underneath the license plate. This not only makes it nearly invisible to a passerby, but can also provide a higher level of detail because the camera is closer to the road. Some people consider this to be a more productive option because it provides the driver with a different view of the road.

Another common use of an automotive vision system is to help the driver see behind them and in their blind spots. In most cases, these systems are placed near the rear license plate or the trunk. This provides a wider range of view, plus the ability to see exactly what is behind the vehicle. In many circles, this use of the automotive vision system may end up being the most productive in terms of safety, especially when it comes to parking or backing up.

There are two primary technologies that come into play with this type of system: the camera and the monitor. The monitor is continually getting smaller, while still preserving the support for a high-resolution image. Additional features which are becoming standardized include a self heating system and full waterproofing to extend the life of the camera. There is a wide variety of monitors, although they fall into two basic categories: digital and analog.

This is one area of automotive safety technology that appears to be changing at a very rapid rate. There is a wide variety of different uses for an automotive vision system and they will likely continue to improve in the future. Just like every other type of safety technology, there will likely be some form of standardization over the coming years, and this will likely occur for the two driving technologies – the monitors and the optics.