The former head of Google’s self-driving car division Sebastian Thrun offers an online course for self-driving cars that finishes with an engineering nanodegree. The course introduction says:
Self-driving cars are set to revolutionize the way we live. This is transformational technology, on the cutting-edge of robotics, machine learning, software engineering, and mechanical engineering. In this program, you’ll learn the skills and techniques used by self-driving car teams at the most advanced technology companies in the world.
A year ago I already finished one of Sebastian Thrun’s course on a similar topic. The course was titled Artificial Intelligence for Robotics and is highly recommended. In addition to this new nanodegree Sebastian also recommends a course on machine learning.
Why should you be interested in this course?
Self-driving cars represent one of the most significant advances in modern history. Their impact will go beyond technology, beyond transportation, beyond urban planning to change our daily lives in ways we have yet to imagine.
Students who enroll in this program will master technologies that are going to shape the future. Through interactive projects in computer vision, robotic controls, localization, path planning, and more, you’ll prepare yourself for a key role in this incredible field.
You can already register now for this online course at Udacity. As soon as the twelve-month course starts, you’ll be notified.