Talk:Automotive engineering

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Vehicle Engineering[edit]

Vehicle engineering is a sub-genre, of harmless dupes who spend most of their time organising drives and hiring cars. Typically it is a job given to ambitious graduates who are better at brown-nosing than real engineering. (?)--Altermike 15:48, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Obviously vandalism, which I removed the same day that it added. --Athol Mullen 23:59, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Mechanical engineering bias[edit]

The article is based almost exclusively on the mechanical aspects of design only. A significant proportion of the value of a vehicle is in the electronics and associated software. The main product differentiators nowadays relate not just to mechanical styling, but to the electrics, asasand associated applications. Vehicles can be made to look attractive in different ways, but the feature sets have become more and more significant. PD (talk) 22:22, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

So extend it.Greglocock (talk) 01:08, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

General article cleanup tag[edit]

I added the general article cleanup tag because I believe the article would benefit greatly from some revisions and additions. I am not an expert on automotive engineering, so I am not necessarily the man for the job. I will, however, do what I can to clarify and improve the article. I will make usage, spelling, and punctuation corrections as I find them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. wingman358 05:21, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Career path[edit]

Could someone with experience in the matter please add a write up, or some information on how someone could pursue a career in automotive engineering? I.E what classes one should take, what major to focus in, or where to go after schooling? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Eman3b (talkcontribs) 16:43, August 21, 2007 (UTC).

In the first instance most automotive engineers will get a full engineering degree (not technology) typically in automotive, mechanical or electrical engineering. In the USA this means that the course should be ABET accredited. Before, or while they are at university they should find internships in automotive OEMs or Tier 1 suppliers. Greglocock 00:35, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Automotive engineering[edit]

i want to join in automobile engineering so any one could give me suggestions to join the nice college in automobile engineering —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:12, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Three paths?[edit]

"Broadly speaking, automotive engineers are separated into three main streams: product engineering, development engineering and manufacturing engineering." Is anyone really conscious of a divide between development and product? Greg Locock (talk) 11:28, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Banana Event?[edit]

The 'shift quality' paragraph mentions something apparently called an "automatic transmission banana event". A Google search for "banana event" shows almost exclusively copies of the very same paragraph and no explanation whatsoever. If this is some sort of automotive engineering term, I think it deserves some elaboration, because this aerospace engineer has no idea what it means. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:58, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

This electrical engineer has never heard of an "automatic transmission banana event" either. This should be either clarified or removed. Kevin Holzer (talk) 17:23, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

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The modern automotive product engineering process[edit]

I think this section is a good idea but it is a bit hopeless at the moment, being based on some rather one eyed view of the world. In particular running two parallel Vs is incredibly bad practice, you need one V with loops. As for developing your vehicle after J1, that's called recalls. Greglocock (talk) 03:37, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Hi Greglocock, thanks for your comments! Always nice to have another eye on the world :-) 1) In essence you are right about the V's. You need loops, but in practice you also have interconnected layers (between mechanical development, software, controls). That is what I meant. I think maybe the design-in-V for automotive deserves a separate page? If it needs to be decribed properly, it becomes very lengthy. 2) Continue development in product use: I did not refer to recalls after discrete product delivery. I was rather referring to the fact that it can be expected that vehicles will make part of the internet-of-things. They will get automatic updates to keep them behaving optimal, even if the environment changes. Today, that is still not very widespread practice, but automotive companies start to foresee this in their processes. 3) I have more studies that state numbers on the increasing importance of mechatronics. But as those types of numbers will be very dependent on the type of vehicle the manufacturer makes, I propose to delete them and make a more generic statement

Thank you again, and kind regards,

BartVanLierde (talk) 10:00, 21 June 2016 (UTC)