How to learn Automobile Mechatronics Systems?

Please provide how to acquire Mechatronics knowledge, interior automobile mechatronics.  For example, motor powered seats inside the minivan.  How to gain knowledge of motor torque, motor current?  I believe there are different types of motors?  What motor might be used to power seats in a minivan?

How to gain knowledge of dynamic mechanics and electronics?  How to gain knowledge of Mechatronics Automobile System Engineering?

How to learn mechanical devices are being driven by electronics and controlled digitally by microcomputers that execute smart algorithms

Please provide very basic to most advanced steps to acquire requested knowledge.

Please provide ste
LVL 1
naseeamAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

d-glitchCommented:
Here is the relevant course from the MIT OpenCourseWare website:
     http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/2-737-mechatronics-spring-1999/

It is not specifically geared (NPI) toward automotive applications.  Also note that it is a senior/graduate level course with significant prerequisites:  basic electronics and feedback theory.  These also assume mathmatics up to and including calculus, physics and mechanical systems (energy, momentum, friction and heat flow, as well as gears, belts, and levers).  And some sort of computer programming.

Do you want to design these systems, or repair them?
Are you starting with any math, science, engineering background?

There are college level curricula for designers, and trade/high school level curricula for maintenance and repair.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
naseeamAuthor Commented:
invaluable information.  Very satisfied with responses.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Automotive

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.