[ 481VRTRIAVK22 ] KV Introduction to autonomous vehicles

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
6 ECTS M - Master's programme Mechatronics Cristina Olaverri-Monreal 4 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Mechatronics 2022W
Objectives After passing this course successfully, students will be able to:

  • design and develop different aspects of an automated driving system taking into account the role of each functional module on the automation pipeline.
  • Understand and implement use cases that pertain to the perception module and the sensor fusion and localization processes.
Subject This course will cover the main functional blocks that make possible the development of automated driving systems. Initially students will be introduced to the overview of an automated driving system and the role of each functional module on the automation pipeline. Afterwards, the course will focus on the perception module by explaining two fundamental processes: Sensor Fusion and Localization.
Criteria for evaluation Exercises
Paper writing
Methods Frontal Lecture
Group work and presentations
Language English and French
Study material Selected papers and further literature will be announced
Changing subject? No
Further information Brief explanation of the building modules of an autonomous vehicle.

  • Role of Acquisition (Proprioceptive sensors, exteroceptive sensors)
  • Role of Perception (Environment recognition, Ego Vehicle Localization, Obstacle detection and Classification)
  • Role of Decision (Global Planning, Behavioral Planning, Local Planning)
  • Role of Control (Lateral, Longitudinal and Reactive control)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence