Automotive technology

Automotive technology and design. Free course open to young people interested in automotive technology


This article originally appeared on AutoVision News. It has been republished with permission.


Productions Plus has partnered with SynaVoice SOL to offer weekly online summer courses to high school students on different topics. From July 6, Productions Plus and SynaVoice SOL will host Calling all cars: automotive technology and design. This week-long program will introduce high school students to the automotive industry and provide insight into how cars work.

The free virtual class is led by Matt Troyer and Ken Smith of Productions Plus. Together, Troyer and Smith have created some of the industry’s most comprehensive training programs for brands like Audi, Nissan, Toyota and Lexus. Troyer and Smith train on racetracks and in the classroom, and now virtually for Calling all cars: automotive technology and design.

Internal combustion for autonomy

The class covers a range of topics, from the terminology used by manufacturers today to how they decide to style their vehicles. During the week, high school students will learn the basics of an internal combustion engine and how electric vehicles came to be. Troyer and Smith will also discuss how automakers are taking advantage of new technologies to build the cars of tomorrow.

“We teach basic automotive technology and automotive history, but we also look at telematics, autonomous driving and future cars,” Troyer explained. “We demystify some of the things about automotive technology that can seem daunting by keeping it simple. ”

The course will be as immersive as it is extensive. On the last day of the course, Friday July 10, a question-and-answer session and virtual tour of a 1965 Buick Skylark convertible are scheduled. “Everything we teach, we try to imbue it with entertainment, passion and interest,” added Troyer.

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How to register

Calling all cars: automotive technology and design currently has openings. Parents can register their students for free. The course runs from Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST.