An Introduction to the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Landscape
This course is composed of 3 units and a short final assessment. The first unit will give an overview of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) including both road-based CAVs, such as cars, buses, pods, etc.; and non-road based CAVs such as railways, aircrafts, etc. Numerous CAV examples are given to illustrate CAV operation in different scenarios operating at different levels of autonomy. The unit also includes a history of the development of road-based CAVs.
The second unit gives an overview of the implications for the deployment of CAVs (for both road based CAVs and non-road based CAVs), including the potential benefits and drawbacks. It also looks at some of the potential barriers to large-scale CAV deployment and implications for cybersecurity.
The third unit is concerned with the future of CAVs, including how the vehicle manufacturing industry is changing and scenarios for CAV uptake over the coming decades. It also looks at CAV infrastructure requirements, potential use cases for road-based CAVs and the potential interaction between CAVs and traffic signal controllers.
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The Transport Systems Catapult (Connected Places Catapult ) is the UK’s technology and innovation centre for Intelligent Mobility. It is a neutral, not-for-profit, Technology and Innovation company which aims to make the UK a world leader in Transport Innovation.
Dr Richard Mounce:
Richard Mounce is a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, where he has worked on numerous transport research projects, including on car-sharing, flexible rural transport and modelling traffic signal control. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of York, has lectured in Mathematics and is active in the fields of dynamic traffic assignment, traffic signal control and intelligent transport systems. He is also Director of RBM Traffic Solutions consultancy company.
• Understand what CAVs are and how they are being used and developed across a range of sectors
• Understand the SAE classification for levels of autonomy
• Understand the historical background to the development of CAVs
• Understand the potential benefits, potential drawbacks, potential barriers and implications for cybersecurity associated with CAV deployment
• Understand the manufacturing trends within the motor vehicle industry and some of the potential scenarios for CAV uptake
• Understand how the existing road infrastructure might be adapted for CAVs
• Understand some of the potential use cases for CAVs