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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 29, 2021

This is a great course and also a demanding course for future of automobile industry. This course teachs me a lot about the control system of the car which is used in the autonomous control unit.


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.

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By Muhammad H S H J I

Jun 23, 2019

Very happy with the course content and teaching provided by the professor

By Jashandeep S

Jun 30, 2020

Great course but coding assignment can only be handled by professionals

By Vismay K G

May 2, 2020

From Scratch to A Beginner in Autonomous Cars. Then here we start......


Jul 6, 2020

This Is Very Knowledgeable Course.Course Learn To Some New Creativity.

By Debjyoti G

Jun 29, 2020

Thanks for curating such an indepth introduction to this growing field

By Rohan K

Jun 25, 2020

In-depth hands-on exercises and I must say the instructor is too good!

By Sanjay V

May 31, 2020

One of the best courses to enter into the field of self driving cars..

By Farzana A

Sep 28, 2022

Excellent course for anyne who is passion towards Self Driving Cars.


Aug 13, 2020

Very helpful for someone who is a beginner in the autonomous industry

By Henry

Sep 11, 2021

Great course, Great teachers, Great presentation, Great experience.

By Chongxian W

Aug 23, 2020

good course, you can learn a lot about self-driving in this course!

By Marco A

May 31, 2019

good topics ,good material and strong exercises and simulating tool

By San L

May 24, 2019

It is a must have course for anyone who pursuit self-driving cars.

By Talgat A

Sep 6, 2020

Mistakes and typos in lecture. Other than that it is really good.

By Jay Y

Mar 3, 2019

Great course, well organized content and well designed assignment


Sep 12, 2019

teaches very well!the theory part is easy but the coding is hard

By Prashant G

Jul 17, 2020

Good experience of self driving cars ,best course,get knowledge

By Ömer K

Jun 24, 2020

Thanks for the great course, it will help in my final project.

By Marutla C S 1

May 31, 2021

Nice explanations and Graded quizes and Lab are challenging !

By Mate A T

Jun 14, 2021

Exceptionally good materials with crystal clear explanation!


Apr 23, 2021

Had a great experience in learning this course , Thank you.

By Remon G

Jun 23, 2019

So many thanks to all for give this course, thanks Coursera!


Aug 24, 2020

Great course material. It is really helpful for my project.


Jan 28, 2020

A good course for beginner of autonomous vehicle engineers

By Ansh S

Jul 30, 2020

Awesome course line up to learn for self driving vehicles