Fundamentals of Autonomous Cars

Dear Member, 

Warm Greetings from SAEINDIA !!

 We are glad to inform you that we are conducting a Professional Development Program on the topic “Fundamentals of Autonomous Cars”  on 07 January 2019 at KCG College of Technology, Chennai.

Course Faculty: 

Mr. Vijai Gopalakrishnan, Engineering Manager, General Motors Tech Center- India, Bangalore.

Mr. Vijai Gopalakrishnan currently leads the Engineering Operations and Systems Development at General Motors Tech Center-India, Bangalore. He currently Body & Exterior Design, Dimensional Engineering, Self-Driving Cars/Autonomous Vehicles, Cognitive Psychology, AI, Deep Learning, Computer Vision division. He did BE (Mechanical Engg.), MA (Psychology), Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree.

About the Course

The course will provide an understanding of the basics of the autonomous cars also known as self-driving cars. We will start with understanding the need to switch to autonomous cars, and move to what does it take to have them on the road by learning how will they function and conclude with a discussion around the India context for autonomous cars

Course Objectives

  • To understand the basic ecosystem required for autonomous cars – technology and infrastructure
  • To understand the functioning of an autonomous car 

Who should attend?

  • Students and early career professionals, from any engineering domain with a flair for exploration
  • Anyone who wishes to understand autonomous cars, or is considering a career in this field

Course Content

Day 1: 7th Jan 2018 – 9:30 A.M to 4:30 P.M

S.No. Time Topic
1 9:30am Overview of Autonomous Vehicles – Why, How, What, When
2 10:00am What is meant by Automation?
3 10:30am What is meant by Connectivity?
4 11:00am What is meant by Vehicle Intelligence?
5 11:30am Delving Deeper: HD Maps, Localization, Perception, Prediction, Planning (4hrs)
6 4:00pm Top 5 problems in the Autonomous Driving World
7 4:20pm India context
8 4:30pm Q&A


Registration Details

Rs. 2,500 per delegate for Faculty Members ( Inclusive of 18% GST)

Rs. 1,500 per delegate for Student Members  ( Inclusive of 18% GST)

Registration Link: 

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The number of seats is limited due to intense interactions anticipated. Kindly send the registration on or before 4th January 2019 through phone or mail.