UM – Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics


The University of Michigan Integrative Systems + Design graduate school engineering program now offers a new Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics course (AUTO599) co-taught by John Heider.  In addition to UM students, this course is also available as part of the Ford and General Motors continuing technical education program for engineers. The intention of the course is to introduce fundamental vehicle dynamics concepts to engineers desiring to work in traditional vehicle dynamics positions as well as those with a strong electrical, computer or related engineering background who plan to develop software or hardware controlling ADAS or AV functions which rely on the fundamental ride comfort, steering, handling or braking performance of a vehicle. 

Please refer to the University website for more details about the course (

For individuals not enrolled at Michigan or employed by Ford or General Motors, Cayman Dynamics offers a course with similar content in a condensed package which can be customized for the individual needs of your company. 

Please see the Training section of our website for more information (