University of Michigan
People, Technology and the Future of Mobility
University of Michigan

People, Technology and the Future of Mobility

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Elisabeth Gerber

Instructor: Elisabeth Gerber


(657 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
19 hours to complete
3 weeks at 6 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Learn about cutting-edge electric and autonomous vehicle technology.

  • Examine the opportunities and challenges posed by new mobility through the perspectives of public policy, health, law, urban planning, and economics.

  • Understand how you can play a role in transforming the future of mobility.

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There are 6 modules in this course

In Week 1 of the course, we'll lay out some of the basic concepts that we’ll be working with throughout the course, concepts like Mobility, Electrification & Automation

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5 videos4 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts1 plugin

In week 2, we'll start talking about electrification. What is the state-of-the-art technology, in terms of batteries and other features of the vehicles themselves.

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5 videos2 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In week 3, we'll continue our discussion of electrification, shifting our focus from batteries to the electricity infrastructure that will support electric vehicles. We'll also think about stakeholders and different perspectives on electrification.

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7 videos6 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

What impacts will electrification have on human lives (environment, economy, health) from a sustainability and equity perspective?

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7 videos2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

What is automation and what role does it play in the automotive and transportation sectors?

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9 videos7 readings2 quizzes3 app items1 discussion prompt

What impacts will automation have on human lives (environment, economy, health) from equity and safety perspectives?

What's included

6 videos1 reading1 quiz2 discussion prompts


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4.4 (214 ratings)
Elisabeth Gerber
University of Michigan
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