Hello LHPU Alumni Family! As we moved into 2022, we welcomed a few new team members to the LHPU division. Christian Glass was named General Manager of LHPU and joins us after starting his career at Cummins. He brings with him the passion and energy needed to serve the engineers coming through our training programs. We are also fortunate to have Hareen Illa join our efforts in LHPU as a technical lead, while also overseeing the R&D program for LHPES.
We have many exciting things happening in LHPU, including a nearly 100% placement rate for the engineers that came through in 2021. LSS and LER TechForce continue to hire LHPU talent when skill and opportunity are a match. LHPU, in partnership with others, is also building a new Electric Vehicle course that will allow LHPU to continue to service the talent needs of an ever-changing automotive landscape.
LHPU has been training talent for over a decade now and we look forward to continuing to do so. If you know of someone who could benefit from the LHPU experience, let us know! We still offer a referral bonus as a way of showing our appreciation to you, our alumni!
Your LHPU Team
“Our mission is to bridge the gap between education and experience to accelerate career growth. We are committed to supporting our alumni throughout their unique career path, and that commitment remains long after graduation day.”
LHPU graduates are experiencing unprecedented success by applying their new skills to launch new careers. In fact, since Jan. 2019, LHPU graduates are experiencing a 98% placement rate, for those eligible to work in the US. One of the contributing factors to this success is our continued efforts to build relationships with external hiring partners as well as with LSS and LER TechForce recruiting teams. We need your help to bring new students into the LHPU experience so we can change even more lives through building careers. The changing technology in Autonomous and EV will provide tremendous opportunity to do more of this in the future.
In addition to the immersive training experience in LHPU, many of our alumni move right from training into paid internships. The internship opportunity provides LHPU alumni additional project experience, implementing new skills on more complex systems. One such project is known as ‘the TOAD’. In this project, the interns, under the direction of Hareen Illa, are optimizing sensor technology in a “hitch-less towing” application, with the end goal to develop a proof-of-concept worthy of attracting outside investment capital. Check out the latest developments in this exciting project here.
Over 40 LHP and LHPU interns have worked tirelessly the past 2 years to make TOAD a reality.
The idea behind the development of TOAD (Towable Autonomous Dray) is to cater light duty commercial vehicles especially with smaller powertrains to be used for towing purposes. This is planned to be achieved by making the TOAD semi-autonomous thus eliminating the need for a physical connection with the lead vehicle. Over the last couple of years, several graduates from both the Introduction to Autonomous Mobility (IAM) and fundamental of control systems courses were able to apply their learnings from training to develop a prototype and bring it to a point where there is a working demonstrator vehicle ready. As of today, TOAD is capable of following the lead vehicle within a range of 3 feet between the two and at top speeds of up to 25 MPH. Two new features recently implemented include the ability to remotely control the TOAD through a mobile app and active rear view camera while in reverse.
Concepts learned during training related to code development using python, C++, machine learning, sensor fusion, harness wiring, testing and validation are widely used.
Check Out the Video of the Toad Below!
IAM - Intro to Autonomous Mobility
AFSB - Fundamentals of Automotive Functional
Safety Controls Using ISO 26262
March 7 - IAM - Columbus, IN
May 10 - IAM - Columbus, IN
May 17 - AFSB - Columbus, IN