SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Elektrobit (EB), a leading developer of cutting-edge, embedded and connected technology solutions for the automotive industry, today announced a partnership with Udacity to develop content on automotive functional safety for the online education company's Self-Driving Car Nanodegree program. This is an expansion of EB's current relationship as Udacity's hiring partner, which affords the company preferential opportunities to hire graduates of the self-driving car program.
Functional safety is considered crucial to the success of self-driving vehicles, and is therefore of vital importance to engineers seeking a role in the growing autonomous ecosystem. Over the course of six lessons, students will gain an understanding of key functional safety principles and approaches for automotive software and hardware. Topics covered include:
- Introduction to safety, systems engineering, and the ISO 26262 standard
- Engineering considerations with respect to functional safety
- Hazard and risk analysis approaches
- Role of safety in software development and systems design
- Relevance of functional safety in current systems, and why it will be even more important in future self-driving cars
"Autonomous vehicles represent one of the greatest opportunities for innovative engineers to challenge themselves and contribute to a rapidly changing industry. EB is proud to contribute its deep expertise in automotive functional safety software to Udacity's Self-Driving Car Nanodegree program, which is truly one of a kind," said Martin Schleicher, executive vice president, strategy and key partnerships, EB.
EB helped define the curriculum around functional safety, providing Udacity with its decades of expertise in embedded and connected software solutions and services critical to the development of self-driving vehicles. These include solutions for sensor fusion, functional safety and autonomous driving technologies.
"EB's solutions in functional safety represent the state-of-the-art in automotive software for automated vehicles. Our new partnership will give students in our Self-Driving Car Nanodegree program an even greater understanding of working with the latest development technologies to further accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles," said David Silver, Head of Udacity's Self Driving Car Nanodegree program.
Udacity is a global, online education company that connects learning to jobs, providing students with the latest technology skills to get a job or advance their career. The company's Nanodegree program, a credential that consists of a series of online courses and projects in key areas such as self-driving car, AI, robotics, machine learning, data science and web/mobile development, is recognized by top employers such as Google, AT&T, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Nvidia, Facebook and others.
About Elektrobit (EB)
Elektrobit (EB) is an award-winning and visionary global supplier of embedded and connected software solutions and services for the automotive industry. A leader in automotive software with over 25 years serving the industry, EB's software powers over 70 million vehicles and offers flexible, innovative solutions for connected car infrastructure, human machine interface (HMI) technologies, navigation, driver assistance, electronic control units (ECUs), and software engineering services. EB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Continental. For more information, visit us at www.elektrobit.com
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