Coursera, University of Toronto partner on AV education course

Online learning provider Coursera will partner with the University of Toronto on a new four-part education course about autonomous vehicles (AVs).

The $79-a-month course will include lessons on AV technology like LiDAR, software, motion planning, intersection management and safety. Students will use the open-source simulator CARLA to try out new features and innovations. The pair hopes the education course, primarily aimed at those with an engineering background, will help democratize AV research and encourage more people to get into the burgeoning industry.

“Once you can increase the supply of talent, once you can get tens of thousands of people, maybe hundreds of thousands of people, who understand how this works, it will make everything, I think, a lot more sensible in terms of calibrating the supply and demand,” Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda told Smart Cities Dive.