There goes a lot before the development engineers learn how to evaluate and interpret the behavior of the vehicle. We talked with someone who teaches this to them. He says that most accidents happen when drivers become relaxed behind the wheel of a vehicle. The engineer needs to be alert and focused and he must drive the vehicle at a level that they won’t need to put 100% of their concentration into driving.
He knows the outcome of losing control of a car at speed, as he is a former panel-beater. His words have a lot of authenticity because he is an engineer. So, it only shows, he knows the importance of learning how a system or a component behaves in a lab and on a track.
When you go to the office, your colleagues might ask you to show the data, but there would be none, as even if there was an anomaly with the suspension component, you can’t measure it in a lab. But, the worst is, you are not able to describe or repeat it. So, this is why it is important to have the skills to go back to the track and go through whatever happened for yourself and the fellow engineers. Only this way, the actual cause for that event might be determined, and it can be addressed. But, not everything is great about the vehicle and it’s not like we don’t dislike anything.
The purpose was to equip the emerging automotive engineers with the skills to test the cars. With time, our journeys became longer and the traffic slowed our travel, which gave us more time to look at the interiors and notice almost every little detail. So, making the interior only functional would never have been enough. According to Simon Poole, the founder of Pro2, the majority of the engineers had a great theoretical understanding, but they lacked the driving experience.