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About the Course

Welcome to Introduction to Self-Driving Cars, the first course in University of Toronto’s Self-Driving Cars Specialization. This course will introduce you to the terminology, design considerations and safety assessment of self-driving cars. By the end of this course, you will be able to: - Understand commonly used hardware used for self-driving cars - Identify the main components of the self-driving software stack - Program vehicle modelling and control - Analyze the safety frameworks and current industry practices for vehicle development For the final project in this course, you will develop control code to navigate a self-driving car around a racetrack in the CARLA simulation environment. You will construct longitudinal and lateral dynamic models for a vehicle and create controllers that regulate speed and path tracking performance using Python. You’ll test the limits of your control design and learn the challenges inherent in driving at the limit of vehicle performance. This is an advanced course, intended for learners with a background in mechanical engineering, computer and electrical engineering, or robotics. To succeed in this course, you should have programming experience in Python 3.0, familiarity with Linear Algebra (matrices, vectors, matrix multiplication, rank, Eigenvalues and vectors and inverses), Statistics (Gaussian probability distributions), Calculus and Physics (forces, moments, inertia, Newton's Laws). You will also need certain hardware and software specifications in order to effectively run the CARLA simulator: Windows 7 64-bit (or later) or Ubuntu 16.04 (or later), Quad-core Intel or AMD processor (2.5 GHz or faster), NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher, 8 GB RAM, and OpenGL 3 or greater (for Linux computers)....

Top reviews

Jul 27, 2020

This introduction course really helped me recalling all my basic learning. Really appreciate the Professor. It will definitely help me for enhancing my skills in the field of autonomous driving.

Jun 27, 2020

This course is awesome ! This is one of the great courses for you who want to learn about self-driving cars for the first time. The assignments are challenging, especially the final project.

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By Isira A

May 17, 2019

Programming assignments were not structured well. Also lectures only cover a few amounts of details. Overall, the course is good to get an approach to self-driving cars. Thank you.

By Rajesh S

Jul 23, 2020

Informative but not much value addition in the post-covid era, in a somewhat hyped industry such as autonomous vehicles


Oct 26, 2020

should provide detail about how to implement programming in this course assignments

By Muhammad T

May 26, 2021

The Explanation is very basic and does not cover the assignments at all

By Amjad A T

Jan 7, 2020

Should have added modelling exercises after each module.

By kabhilesh

May 21, 2020

the tutor voice wasn't audible rest of them are good.


Sep 6, 2020

good stuff, but lacks real explanations


May 25, 2020

Excellent teaching but a bit slow

By Sahithi k

May 23, 2021

nice ,learnt many skills


Aug 22, 2020

Reached my expectations

By Kasra D

May 13, 2021

This course is good for you if you already know the concepts and just want to review it. It's a terrible course if you don't know the concepts and want to learn from it. This is true for all courses in this specialization.

By Deekshith V

Apr 18, 2021

The course has the worst verification process it's just a waste of time, this ruins the entire experience of the user. Even after several tries I am unable to verify my account or receive the certificate.

By Mohamed A M A

Aug 22, 2020

I'm really disappointed! poorly commented code, using deprecated modules and not even one code example! I hope you try to change that.

By Mphilwenhle J

Aug 31, 2020

I am so sorry but I couldn't understand week 4 assignments thus I even wanted to unenrol.

By amir b

Apr 19, 2021

I couldnt get refunded although I didnt watch any of the course Videos.

By fernando g u

Apr 18, 2020

Debe ser bueno pero esta fuera de mi alcance.

By Ishaan P

Jul 19, 2020

Too much of pre requisites required