Sebastian Thrun is taking a drive down memory lane with the latest initiative from his online learning juggernaut, Udacity. The company is partnering with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Didi, Otto, and Nvidia on a nanodegree program for self-driving cars, Thrun announced onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.
Working with Udacity, the partners will set up a curriculum that includes courses on sensor fusion, situation assessment, maneuver and trajectory planning and deep learning.
Applications open today and will be accepted through the 27th of September. According to a release from Mercedes-Benz each session is 12 weeks long for roughly a nine-month training session.
As part of students’ capstone project, they will build autonomous software that will be applied to an actual vehicle.