Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Braking and Steering Systems

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This module contains a PowerPoint presentation, lab sheet, and syllabi specifically on HEVs and is derived from automotive alignment, braking, and steering courses offered at Lewis and Clark Community College. This resource was developed through seed funding from the CAAT.

Description:

This module consists of a PowerPoint presentation, lab sheet, and syllabi discussing HEVs' braking and steering systems. These materials are derived from three courses offered at Lewis and Clark Community College on automotive alignment, braking, and steering systems and were developed through a seed grant from the CAAT. The presentation discusses the circuitry and operations for HEV braking and steering systems, variations from traditional braking and steering power assist, and how to service brake pads on a Ford Escape Hybrid. The lab sheet should familiarize students with the variations and similarities between hybrid and conventional systems when servicing a HEV's brake pads such as placing the vehicle in "Pad Service Mode." The provided syllabi includes highlighted sections where these HEV technologies were incorporated into alignment, brakes, and suspension courses at Lewis and Clark Community College.



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under
Grant No. 1003032. 

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Classification:
Electric Machines and Power Electronics
HEV/EV System Technologies (HEV, EV, and Plug-in HEV)
Product Lifecycle:
Post-production: Service, Reuse, and Recycling
Resource Type:
Lab Activity
Module
Presentation
Syllabus
Institution:
Lewis and Clark Community College
Author & Title:
Christopher E. Reynolds Sr. - Automotive Technology Instructor
Date Developed:
Monday, December 17, 2012
Keywords:
Electric Power Braking,Electric Power Steering,Ford,HEV Pad Service,Service
Education Level:
Undergrad Students (13-14)
Audience:
Educators
Students