About the course
UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT OF AN AUTONOMOUS FUTURE
This online course focuses on identifying a range of potential positive and negative implications that could result when autonomous vehicles (AV) and services are deployed in large volumes — including how these systems will be used; who they will serve; some of the remaining societal challenges; how operators are trained and informed; as well as new and continued safety considerations.
- Introduction and Understanding the Total Impact (39 min)
- The Potential for Behavioral Changes (37 min)
- Serving Those with Existing Mobility Limitations and Mobility Equity (47 min)
- Changes in Operator Knowledge and Understanding (53 min)
- Safety Consideration with Vehicle Automation (38 min)
- Seamless Integrated Mobility Systems and Challenges in Establishing One (32 min)
TIME COMMITMENT AND WORK PACE
Modules are divided into shorter segments making it easier to learn at your own pace.
If completing a specialization, all four modules must be purchased together and completed in 180 days. For individual modules, you will have 60 days to complete.
Successful completion requires you to receive an 80% passing grade on the module assessment. Upon completing, you will earn a digital badge for your resume or professional profile
CERTIFICATE OPTION AND SPECIALIZATIONS
Upon successful completion of 4 modules purchased as a group, you will receive the U-M Certificate in Current and Emerging Technologies.
Select 4 modules from one concentration to deepen your knowledge in a subject or area. If you choose a specialization, your certificate will note the specialization you completed.
PREREQUISITES & TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
There are no prerequisites for this course. A bachelor's degree in a science, engineering, or technical field is recommended but not required.
Administrative/Online Technical Support
Support staff are available via phone and email to help with administrative and technical issues during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
- Understand that a number of societal challenges related to vehicle automation remain
- Outline a range of “unknowns” associated with how autonomous/highly automated vehicles and services might be used
- Illustrate that populations that could most benefit from vehicle automation are not necessarily those which the systems are being design for (at least yet)
- Describe how equity in mobility needs to be carefully considered when manufacturing and deploying AVs
- Illustrate how vehicle safety will remain a challenge for decades to come, and some new safety challenges that will be created
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...
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