Automotive Research and Design (AR&D), a company focused on developing and manufacturing specialty diagnostic equipment and offering alt-fuel vehicle solutions, is launching a training center in Fitchburg, Wis., that will concentrate on training related to hybrid and electric vehicles.
‘This training center environment will be the first of its kind in the automotive aftermarket, to educate and train students by bridging the complex OEM hybrid and electric systems technology with innovative aftermarket diagnostic and service engineering solutions,’ says Dr. Mark Quarto, chief technical officer of AR&D.
The coursework offered at the center will be credentialed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International. Classroom and hands-on training is designed to give students the necessary knowledge and skills to diagnose and service all electric-vehicle makes and models. A 4,000 square-foot shop area will support up to six vehicles for hands-on training purposes, as well as a full array of equipment, including OEM and aftermarket scan tools, thermal imaging cameras, and AR&D's hybrid-electric vehicle battery and electric transmission diagnostic and repair equipment kits.
The facility is holding a grand opening on May 15, including a limited-seating one-day training event. For details, click here.