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  • 49 days
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About

Engineers in the automotive industry are required to understand basic safety concepts. With increasing worldwide efforts to develop connected and self-driving vehicles, traffic safety is facing huge new challenges. This Road Traffic Safety in Automotive Engineering Certificate, which is part of Emerging Automotive Technologies MicroMasters Program and is also offered by EdX in partnership with Chalmers University of Technology - ChalmersX, is for students or professionals who have a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or similar and who are interested in a future in the vehicle industry or in road design and traffic engineering. It's also of value for people already working in these areas who want better insight into safety issues.

The programme

This course teaches the fundamentals of active safety (systems for avoiding crashes or reducing crash consequences) as well as passive safety (systems for avoiding or reducing injuries). Key concepts include in-crash protective systems, collision avoidance, and safe automated driving. 

The course will introduce scientific and engineering methodologies that are used in the development and assessment of traffic safety and vehicle safety. This includes methods to study the different components of real-world traffic systems with the goal to identify and understand safety problems and hazards. It includes methods to investigate the attitudes and behavior of drivers and other road users as well as recent solutions to improve active safety. It also includes methods to study human body tolerance to impact and solutions to minimize the injury risk in crashes.

Study topics include crash data analysis and in-situ observational studies of drivers and other road users by the use of instrumented vehicles and roadside camera systems. Solutions in active safety, such as driver alertness monitoring, driver information as well as collision avoidance and collision mitigation systems, will be described. Examples of in-crash protective systems are combinations of traditional restraints such as seat belts and airbags but with advanced functions such as automatic adaption to the individual occupant as well as pre-collision activation based on advanced integrated sensor systems and communication systems. 

The course will be based on recorded lectures that use videos and animations to enhance the experience.  Online tutorials that access simulation models will give the participants an experience of influencing parameters in active safety and passive safety systems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 49 days
    • Intensity 10 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
      Weekend
    • Duration description
      10–20 hours per week, for 7 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • Current and upcoming means to reduce traffic related fatalities and injuries
  • Car structure design and crash configuration influence on the vehicle occupant loading
  • Principles of future integrated safety systems
  • Human body biomechanical and physiological response
  • Simulations for crash safety assessment
  • Importance of active preventive safety and the complexity of the driver/vehicle/environment (DVE) system
  • Sensor principles and the design and functions of current active safety systems

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 49 days.
  • National

    200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 49 days.
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Funding

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