Silicon Valley-based online education platform Udacity announced two new nano degree certification courses — ‘Introduction to Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree Program’ and ‘Flying Car Nanodegree Program’ — to educate students about smart transportation. The ‘Introduction to Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree Program’, aims to educate students with minimal programming experience and the essentials of programming a self-driving car. Also Read - Elon Musk says Tesla cars will become robotaxis like combination of Uber, Airbnb: Musk
Students enrolling in the course will build projects and study topics including Bayesian Thinking, Matrices, C++ basics, Performance and Modelling, Algorithmic Thinking and Machine Learning/Computer Vision. Also Read - Tesla to have self-driving cars on road without human drivers by May 2023, says Elon Musk
“With our ‘Flying Car Nanodegree Program’ and ‘Intro to Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree Program’, our goal is to teach a new generation of engineers the skills necessary to build this smart transportation of the future and contribute to the wave of automation everywhere,” said Ishan Gupta, Managing Director, Udacity India, in a statement. Also Read - New study focuses on who a driverless car should save in an accident
The ‘Flying Car Nanodegree Program’ will begin in early 2018, after the company builds up the curriculum for the course, in collaboration with experts in the aerospace industry.