Source: ZF announcement

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — ZF Aftermarket is driving into 2022 with an improved training program comprising of new content and a more user-friendly booking platform.

ZF Aftermarket offers training on the topics of driveline, chassis, steering, active safety and e-mobility – both in online format and in classroom training. Workshop operators and employees can get the necessary know-how to help with their everyday work – in a practice-oriented manner, at the highest professional level.

Working on electrified cars is now part of everyday life in automotive workshops. Many employees – including those at ZF Aftermarket – have already acquired the necessary qualifications. The Aftermarket’s leading solution provider offers training for all levels of high-voltage competence, up to and including the ability to carry out work on live components.

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Now, to keep pace with changing market requirements and to differentiate it within the industry, the company has once again significantly expanded its training program in the field of e-mobility.

For example, in 2022 operators or workshop managers of independent workshops will be able to book a place on the training course “Fit for e-mobility as a manager”. This course offers: an overview of the operator obligations which must be observed in relation to electric cars; provides tips on all the necessary employee qualifications and at the same time enables participants to complete the high-voltage level 1 training. The reasoning behind this is that even if the workshop owner does not actually carry out the work himself, it is still useful for him to know the most important information on handling e-vehicles and to know which components are better left alone.

Another new addition to ZF Aftermarket’s ZF [pro]Tech program is a training course on the subject of “Brakes and safety systems in e-mobility”. This is important because in e-cars, the drive is included in the braking system and the braking effect is achieved through the recovery of electrical energy (so-called recuperation). On this course, the participants learn about the special features of brake repairs on hybrid and electric vehicles in the following areas:

  • Interaction of the brake with the adaptive cruise control
  • (ACC), the emergency brake assistant and lane departure warning system
  • Changes in pressure build-up and brake boosting in new vehicles (IBC/EBB)
  • Repercussions of e-mobility on the braking system
  • Design and function of coated brakes and ceramic brakes
  • Innovations and function of the Antilock braking system (ABS) and Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Function and troubleshooting of the electric parking brake

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