On March 8, 2021, prof. Krzysztof Czarnecki gave an invited lecture titled "Designing & Testing Autonomous Vehicles: What Engineers are Doing" as part of the lecture series at the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at the University of Waterloo. The video is available on YouTube.
How do you design and then test a vehicle that is supposed to drive itself. In any environment. Without getting into an accident. Ever? This presentation will explore autonomous vehicles from an engineering and research standpoint. What is an autonomous vehicle and how (and when) will vehicles evolve to reach this state? A crash course on how autonomous vehicles work. What technologies are fueling the current breed and where are they headed? What are the challenges in designing and then testing automated vehicle technologies? And how can researchers help address some of them?