Connected and Automated Vehicles

The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design

The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design


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Who should attend

Engineers, managers, and other professionals interested in mobility in the automotive industry.

About the course


Leading researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a ground-breaking four-day course on connected and automated vehicles (CAV). Learn about the latest concepts, CAV safety standards, and key challenges facing the industry, as well as new technologies and effective solutions being developed here in Ann Arbor. The course combines interactive classroom sessions with tours, demonstrations, simulations, and discussions in order to connect many aspects of CAV while providing a balanced and rewarding learning experience. As the world advances towards a driverless future, the need for dependable research and improved safety has never been more urgent.

Program Overview

Introduction, Research Overview, and Connected Vehicle Technology

Big Picture: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges

  • Societal trends
  • Safety, mobility and energy/environment
  • Early success stories
  • Known challenges

Past and Present Research, Demonstration, and Deployment Activities

  • EU programs and key lessons learned
  • Japan/Asia programs and key lessons learned
  • US programs and key lessons learned

Connected Vehicle (CV) Technology

  • Overview, objectives and how they complement vehicle-based sensors
  • Vehicle-Based CV Devices
  • Infrastructure-Based CV Devices
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Applications (V2V)
  • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Applications (V2I)
  • Infrastructure-to-Infrastructure Applications (I2I)
  • Vehicle-to-Everything Else (V2X)
  • Deployments of Connected Vehicle Technology

Mcity test facility tour

Mcity test facility was designed expressly for connected and automated vehicle system research. Designed in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Transportation, the grounds feature five lane-miles of roads with real world factors, including intersections, traffic signs and signals, sidewalks, benches, simulated buildings, streetlights, construction barriers, and a bridge. Enjoy an exclusive tour of the state of the art facility by the Mayor of Mcity, Jim Sayer. Watch the video below to learn more about Mcity.

Connected Vehicle Infrastructure

  • Fundamentals of traffic control systems
  • Data standards
  • Hands-on exercise: SPaT and MAP data preparation
  • Data capture and analytics
  • Connected vehicle simulation

Cybersecurity and Privacy of CAV

  • Introduction to cryptography, data security, and privacy
  • Cybersecurity standards: secure communication protocols, secure development, secure platforms
  • Related activities in US and EU
  • Secure vehicle-to-vehicle safety application communication
  • Secure vehicle-to-infrastructure applications communication
  • Security credential management system
  • Automotive security applications
  • Secure automotive electronics architectures

Automated Vehicle Technology, Simulation Tools

  • Definitions and key technologies
  • Testing and evaluation
  • Laws and regulations

Learning Objectives

  • Hear from leading US researchers on the current V2X standards and technologies, with the focus on safety and traffic control applications using Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC)
  • Learn about the scope and major findings from recent connected and automated vehicle research and development projects in the US and EU
  • Understand the key cybersecurity and privacy issues and solutions under development
  • Gain insight into both full-automated and partial-automated vehicle technologies and challenges, including their human factor issues and testing/evaluations
  • Learn about several simulations tools used in connected and automated vehicle development

Network with Industry Leaders

  • Participants will have several unique opportunities to connect with likeminded CAV professionals during the program, including interactive tours, hands-on exercises, and a networking dinner in downtown Ann Arbor. This course represents your chance to build relationships with fellow industry leaders in a collaborative and vibrant setting.


Huei Peng

Huei Peng received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is now a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests include adaptive control and optimal control, with emphasis on their ...

Henry Liu

Dr. Henry Liu is the Director of USDOT Midwest Center for Connected and Automated Transportation at the University of Michigan. He is also a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Research Professor at the UM Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). Prior joining the University ...

James Sayer

As a research scientist in the Human Factors Group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Dr. Sayers has participated in both basic and translational research in the driver assistance and advanced safety systems development, naturalistic driving behavior, driver distract...

Andre Weimerskirch

André Weimerskirch is VP Global Cyber Security at Lear Corporation. Before that, André established the transportation cyber security group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and co-founded the embedded systems security company ESCRYPT, which was sold to Bosch ...

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