We help create world-class vehicle dynamics engineers.
The best vehicle dynamics engineers know how to subjectively assess a car by pushing it to the limit, and beyond, and safely recover. They’ll have learned how to keep enough mental bandwidth in reserve to simultaneously detect and articulate complex engineering features. And they must be able to repeat the process smoothly, confidently and consistently so the driving element is never the variable.
Pro2 works for automotive companies to train their vehicle dynamics engineers and test drivers to an extreme level of sensitivity to the car’s ‘feel’. Our formal training course equips engineers to translate the theoretical side of vehicle dynamics into a physical process. We impart our instructors’ practical skills, developed over many years driving in competitive Motorsport, or from former careers in dynamics engineering.
In countries where the automotive engineering process is less developed, Pro2 can be present, on the ground, to provide world-class subjective vehicle evaluation skills to home-grown engineers. We have developed a range of intensive, practical courses for both OEM and vehicle systems suppliers.
In rapidly advancing countries such as India, China, Korea and Brazil, there is a wealth of theoretical vehicle dynamics knowledge, yet vehicle development is largely objective and mostly CAD-based. OEMs come to Pro2 to accelerate the understanding of the physical process of developing a new car, from designing NVH tests to appraising ergonomics for interior car design and articulating and tweaking steering torque.
Unlike some training programmes, for which engineers are flown overseas, we believe in conducting training in local conditions, using the actual vehicles on the roads for which they are designed. Besides technical factors such as appraising how the car reacts in the right temperature and when using the right tyre compounds and vehicle set up, locally-based training can be more cost effective. More engineers can be included within the budget, and so can others such as vehicle technicians.
Contact us to see why globally-renowned companies such as Mahindra & Mahindra of India are accelerating their engineer development programmes with the help of Pro² professional drivers.