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Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Connectivity Unit 2 - Vehicle telematics

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Unit overview

This unit introduces the basic concepts of vehicle telematics. The material in the unit covers aspects of sensor equipment and functionality in vehicles. A significant part of the unit is dedicated to in-car computer networks like Controller Area Network (CAN) bus. Furthermore it presents in significant detail what a Global Positioning System (GPS) is and how to use it alongside other similar positioning systems. At the end of the unit, some privacy concerns are raised and relevant policies mentioned for reference.

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The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) 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.

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What you will learn
To introduce and become familiar with the in-car computer networks

To acquire detailed knowledge about positioning systems and how to use them

To understand the basics of the mathematical underpinning of the GPS systems

To learn about privacy and the relevant privacy policies (e.g. GDPR EU policy)
Who should learn
• Developers and senior developers of networking systems
• Team leaders – connectivity (one level up from developers)
• Technical Architects – designing novel connectivity concepts – high level concepts adoption
• CTO – understanding and driving the development of novel applications in the connectivity part of CAVs
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