Udacity offers course in self-driving car engineering

Professional drivers, take note: driverless cars may be about to steal your job, but you can start your retraining with Udacity, which is offering an online degree in automated vehicle design.  Udacity is the online education site founded by former Google Labs chief Sebastian Thrun, and offers a wide range of courses from programming to machine learning and data analytics.  It’s latest course is for a self-driving car engineer, for which it’s partnered with Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia, among others. Students will be taught about deep learning, computer vision, automotive hardware and more – and you’ll get to run your test code on an “actual autonomous vehicle”, the site boasts.  “We will build a crowd-sourced, open-source self-driving car and it will be on the streets of San Francisco,” Thrun told the…


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