Brief Description

Highly intelligent and autonomous vehicles are becoming an important part of transportation infrastructure in the near future. Through this course, students will be able to keep abreast of the latest development in this exciting area of technology. This course covers topics in autonomous vehicles, vehicular computing systems and applications, vehicular communication and information networks and infrastructure.


Undergraduate course in operating systems/computer systems engineering, programming experience.


Sid C-K Chau (ckchau(at)masdar.ac.ae)

Teaching Assistants

Chien-Ming Tseng  (ctseng(at)masdar.ac.ae)

Time and Venue

Every Sunday and Wednesday (10am-11:15am)

Meeting Room 10


Class Participation 20%
Class Seminars 30%
Project and Labs 50%



  1. VANET Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies, Hannes Hartenstein and Kenneth Laberteaux, Wiley.
  2. Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots by Roland Siegwart, Illah Nourbakhsh, Davide Scaramuzza, The MIT Press, second edition.
  3. Learning ROS for Robotics Programming. Aaron Martinez, Enrique Fernández, Packt Publishing.