• Seed Funding:
    Course Creation in Emerging Automotive Technologies

    As the automotive industry continues to advance technology, automotive technicians need to be ready to service and help design the electrified and automated vehicles of the future. To address this need, the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) offers seed funding to create new courses in emerging automotive technologies.

    Summary of CAAT Seed Funding Projects

    Seed Funding Projects summary

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    Current Seed Funding Opportunity

    We are seeking proposals to create a new course called “Cybersecurity for Automotive Technicians”.  Apply for CAAT funding. Your completed proposal should be no more than ten pages, excluding attachments for the budget and any other key charts. Please submit your proposals electronically to Nelson Kelly at kellyn@macomb.edu. Any questions may be directed to Nelson at 586-447-8619.

    We look forward to working with you and wish you every success with your proposal.

    Results of Past Seed Funding

    CAAT has completed 17 seed funding contracts as shown in the chart at the right. The emerging automotive technology areas include:

    • Automated and Connected Vehicles
    • Materials Lightweighting
    • Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and electric vehicle (EV) systems
    • Battery, electric drive motors, powertrains, and controls subsystems
    • Interface of plug-in electric vehicles to the power grid
    • Other alternate fuel propulsion systems (e.g. compressed natural gas, diesel, ethanol, hydrogen)