Automated vehicles continue to be the hot topic in automotive development. A wide variety of autonomous functions are under development and will be implemented within the next 3 to 7 years. All the OEM's and Tier I suppliers continue to struggle with establishing labs, staff and development efforts in this area. This course is designed to familiarize participants with the rapidly developing field of highly automated vehicles. You will learn how the HAV perceives the world, makes decisions, and controls the vehicle.
The course covers behavioral competencies, like autonomous braking, steering, and merging, reviews various sensors, and their strengths and weaknesses, and discusses the HAV software stack and how the various pieces work together to perceive the world and move through it. Various testing approaches are discussed, for software, sensors, cybersecurity and the vehicle itself. The course also covers liability and ethical considerations for HAV’s and reviews current state and federal regulations, as well as potential future regulatory actions.
There is a half day of hands-on experience with a by-wire research vehicle and sensors. You will have the rare opportunity to ride in a by-wire car provided by Dataspeed Inc., of Rochester Hills, MI and learn about self-driving technologies. There is no better experience than this to understand the technology behind self-driving cars and their potential benefits: increased safety, expanded mobility for those whose ability to drive a traditional vehicle is limited and enhanced environmental sustainability.
After attending this course, you will be able to:
This course is designed for all professionals - technical or managerial - who are involved either directly or indirectly with HAV development. An engineering undergraduate degree in any discipline would be beneficial. Professionals in legal and regulatory and compliance areas concerned with proposed NHTSA rulemaking, and insurance industry analysts developing coverage standards for HAV’s will also find this course useful.
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
Jeff Blackburn is the VP of Sales for Dataspeed, Inc. the AV industry’s largest supplier of by-wire research vehicles. Prior to joining Dataspeed, he was one of the founders of Metamoto, a Silicon Valley startup developing scalable cloud based simulation for the HAV market. Jeff was the North American Automated vehicle subject matter expert for Tass/Siemens, and has also held engineering positions with National Instruments, FANUC Robotics and Rockwell Automation. He has organized and presented at numerous technical forums, and holds a BS in Engineering and, a JD from the University of Akron.