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AUV 101 - Introduction to Autonomous Vehicles

2 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Introduction to autonomous vehicles (AV). Includes history of AV, levels of autonomy, introduction to the technology utilized, ethics, laws, and security.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the autonomous vehicle technology and the necessary systems security consideration.
  2. Describe the ethical and legal considerations of autonomous vehicles.
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the levels of autonomy.
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the history and benefits of autonomous vehicles.
  5. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication.
  6. Practice troubleshooting information.

Outline:
  1. History of Autonomous Vehicles (AV)       
    1. Applications in the following industries:
      1. Aviation
      2. Mining
      3. Passenger car
      4. Trucking industries
      5. Emerging technologies
  2. Levels of Autonomy and the Definitions
    1. Identify, compare and contrast the various levels of autonomy
  3. Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities
    1. The impact of autonomous vehicles on infrastructure
  4. Benefits of AV
    1. Safety implications
    2. Efficiency
    3. Consistency
    4. Capacity implications
  5. AV Technology
    1. Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)
    2. Radar
    3. Cameras
    4. Global Positioning System (GPS)
    5. Compare and contrast technologies utilized in industry
    6. Mapping
      1. Pre-Collected
      2. Real-time – Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
  6. Ethical Considerations
    1. Driver in-vehicle
      1. Crash case studies
    2. Driver out-of-vehicle
      1. Crisis decision-making
  7. Workforce Implications
    1. Upskilling
    2. Teams/single person/full driverless
    3. Off-vehicle jobs in support of full driverless
  8. Systems Security
    1. Access control
    2. Basic computer security
      1. Safety
      2. Specified system Internet Protocol (IP) addresses
      3. Systems containment
  9. Troubleshooting Autonomous Vehicle Operations
    1. Principles of troubleshooting
    2. Verbal and written communication
  10. Physical Security
    1. Access control
    2. Vandalism
    3. Bullying/crowding vehicle
  11. Legal
    1. Jurisdiction
      1. State laws regarding autonomous vehicles
      2. Law enforcement – ticket issuance
  12. Commercial Vehicle Driving
    1. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
      1. Hours of Service implications
      2. Roadside inspections
  13. Human Trafficking


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/20



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