Self-Driving Cars Teach-Out


The drive toward self-driving cars continues to accelerate at an unprecedented pace and the promise of more accessible, lower-cost, and safer mobility options has electrified a broad discussion about the future of mobility and transportation around the world. Automated and driverless vehicles, sometimes known as autonomous vehicles, are a shining star in our collective digital futures as they will play an integral role in how we move people and goods from point A to point B. Despite this excitement, there are many challenges to overcome and many questions to be asked about this technology. This Teach-Out was developed in partnership with Mcity, the University of Michigan’s public-private partnership devoted to advancing the development of connected and automated vehicles.In this Teach-Out, you will hear leading experts in technology, law, accessibility and equity, and societal change.

The Teach-Out will address the following questions:
What is a self-driving car? What is an automated or driverless vehicle?
What are the major legal questions?
What can we do to prepare?
How do we build trust in this new technology?
How are we testing this technology and when can we expect to see it on the roads?
How is this going to change our modern society?
How are people thinking about accessibility and equity?


  • Carrie Morton

    Carrie Morton

    Deputy Director


  • Huei Peng

    Huei Peng

    Director & Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Mcity & Michigan Engineering


5 out of 5 stars

March 4, 2019

This course was great! Working for an autonomous vehicle company, this course raised some important questions.

5 out of 5 stars

February 26, 2019

This was a great introduction about a lot of the impact and concerns of self-driving car deployments!

4 out of 5 stars

February 23, 2019

Great intro for beginners! Wish it had a little more content for people well-versed in the topic but a great overview for anyone who wants to learn about the considerations/technology surrounding autonomous vehicles.

5 out of 5 stars

February 21, 2019

Great course, with informative content, in an exciting field!