This course was developed by the University of Michigan and aims to introduce some of the major technological innovations in the mobility. Learners will be asked to apply a variety of social science concepts to understand the likely social impacts of these technologies. The course aims to push learners to envision mobility of the future that is safer, cleaner and more equitable. Learners will explore technological advances as well as the socio-economic and policy implications of electrification and automation.
The content for this course was created through a partnership with Siemens and draws on interview and lectures.
While this course has a week-by-week syllabus, learners can choose to cover more of the syllabus on their own as this is a self-driven course.
- Week 1: Course introduction and background
- Week 2: Electrification - the Basic Technologies (part 1)
- Week 3: Electrification - the Basic Technologies (part 2)
- Week 4: Electrification - the Impacts
- Week 5: Vehicle Automation - the Basic Technologies
- Week 6: Automation - the Impacts
This is a beginner level course with no prerequisite knowledge on social sciences or engineering.