Connected & Automated Vehicles

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Learn at the global epicenter of connected vehicle research and development.

Leading researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a groundbreaking four-day course on connected and automated vehicles (CAV). Learn about the latest concepts, CAV safety standards, and key challenges facing the industry, as well as new technologies and effective solutions being developed here in Ann Arbor.


  • Hear from leading US researchers on the current V2X standards and technologies
  • Learn about the scope and major findings from recent connected and automated vehicle research and development projects in the US and EU
  • Understand the key cybersecurity and privacy issues and solutions under development
  • Gain insight into both fully-automated and partially-automated vehicle technologies and challenges, including their human factor issues and testing/evaluations
  • Learn about several simulations tools used in connected and automated vehicle development


Big Picture: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges

  • Societal trends
  • Safety, mobility and energy/environment
  • Early success stories
  • Known challenges

Past and Present Research, Demonstration, and Deployment Activities

  • EU programs and key lessons learned
  • Japan/Asia programs and key lessons learned
  • US programs and key lessons learned

Connected Vehicle (CV) Technology

  • Overview, objectives, and how they complement vehicle-based sensors
  • Vehicle-Based CV Devices
  • Infrastructure-Based CV Devices
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Applications (V2V)
  • Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Applications (V2I)
  • Infrastructure-to-Infrastructure Applications (I2I)
  • Vehicle-to-Everything Else (V2X)
  • Deployments of Connected Vehicle Technology
  • Fundamentals of traffic control systems
  • Data standards
  • Hands-on exercise: SPaT and MAP data preparation
  • Data capture and analytics
  • Connected vehicle simulation
  • Introduction to cryptography, data security, and privacy
  • Cybersecurity standards: secure communication protocols, secure development, secure platforms
  • Related activities in US and EU
  • Secure vehicle-to-vehicle safety application communication
  • Secure vehicle-to-infrastructure applications communication
  • Security credential management system
  • Automotive security applications
  • Secure automotive electronics architectures
  • Definitions and key technologies
  • Testing and evaluation
  • Laws and regulations
  • Human factors considerations and Human Machine Interface
  • Simulation tools


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  • Director, USDOT Midwest Center for Connected and Automated
  • TransportationProfessor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering

huei peng, phd

  • Director, Mcity, U-M Office of ResearchRoger L. McCarthy
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
James Sayer


  • Director, U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), College of Engineering
André Weimerskirch

Andre Weimerskirch, PhD

  • VP Cyber Security, Lear Corporation
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