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 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 insights into partially and fully automated vehicle technologies and challenges, including human error issues and testing/evaluations
  • Explore simulation tools used in connected and automated vehicle development through hands-on activities and practical applications
  • Discover the fundamentals of connected infrastructure and data application within transportation systems



Mon-Thurs 8:00AM – 4:30PM ET


The world of connected and automated vehicles is constantly evolving. The industry has to adapt to new standards and technologies in real time. This course empowers individuals to proactively stay informed of these changes and understand their implications. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of current state-of-the-art technologies, anticipate imminent technological changes, and recognize the dynamic landscape of this industry.

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. data capture, and data analytics
  • Hands-on exercise: SPaT and MAP data preparation
  • Vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies
  • Connected vehicle simulation
  • Vehicle communication
  • 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
  • Autonomous vehicle testing and evaluation
  • Autonomous vehicle laws and regulations
  • Human error considerations and Human Machine Interface
  • Simulation tools


This course is ideal for engineers, managers, and thought leaders interested in understanding the technologies, challenges, and current development efforts in connected and automated vehicles. Both experienced professionals and those new to the automotive industry can benefit from the diverse range of topics. The integrated material enables participants at all levels to enhance their knowledge and refine their skills.

M-City Driverless Shuttle

A fully autonomous, electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA was introduced onto the Mcity test site in December 2016. This is the first use of the NAVYA ARMA in North America. The vehicle provides tours of the Mcity grounds and supports autonomous vehicle research, initially through TechLab at Mcity, U-M’s incubator for mobility startups.


Learn from expert instructors who are engaged in researching and advancing technology in their respective fields. In this short course, each instructor teaches one of four key areas crucial to connected and automated vehicles. Read more about our instructors below and benefit from real-world examples derived from their ongoing research efforts.


  • Director, Mcity, USDOT Midwest Center for Connected and Automated Transportation
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental 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

Ram Vasudevan, PHD

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Robotics

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