22 May 2019, India:
Learning platform Udacity has expanded its learning partnership with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA).
As part of the association, the platform has announced the launch of the Sensor Fusion Nanodegree program, built in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz.
The program comprises four courses and will take approximately four months to complete.
The Sensor Fusion Nanodegree program willallow students to learn about the autonomous driving technologies by completing projects in lidar obstacle detection, radar obstacle detection, camera and lidar data fusion, and Kalman Filters.
The program will be guided by the autonomous driving team at Mercedes-Benz and self-driving car experts at Udacity – including Sebastian Thrun, Udacity’s Founder.
“I have been working on self-driving cars for almost 15 years because I dream of a world where transportation is safe, fun and accessible to all. As Mercedes-Benz pioneers some of the most audacious innovations in the field of self-driving, we are thrilled to partner with them once again to devise a new Nanodegree program,” said Sebastian Thrun, Founder, President and Executive Chairman at Udacity.
“Sensor fusion is a crucial component of autonomous vehicles at Mercedes-Benz. Our partnership with Udacity is offering a great way of teaching engineers how to work with lidar, radar, and camera sensors to perceive the driving environment,” said Michael Maile, Manager of the Sensor Fusion and Localization team at MBRDNA.
“Demand for Self-driving vehicles and smart mobility will create a great demand for professionals who are skilled in this technology. I am sure that the Sensor Fusion Nanodegree program will only And with a richer learning experience backed by services like 1-on-1 technical mentorship, career coaches, flexible learning plans and real-world projects, I am sure that our students have better career growth opportunities,” said Ishan Gupta, Managing Director – Udacity India.
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