Over the past few weeks, we have discussed the Introduction to Autonomous Mobility course taught by Ed Hodzen at LHPU. So far, in this miniseries, we have talked in detail about the course overview, sensor fusion, and path planning. If you missed any of these videos, you can view them here:

Intro to Autonomous Technologies Course
Autonomous Mobily Course: Sensor Fusion
Autonomous Mobily Course: Path Planning

Vehicle Control Module

This week, we will be taking a deeper dive into the vehicle control portion of the Autonomous Mobility course. In this module we take all of the elements from the previous modules and formulate a control system to implement that path plan.

The vehicle control module will provide the student with comprehensive, technical, fundamental knowledge with hands-on implementation experience.

During this module, we will be developing a vehicle controller that utilizes that planned trajectory. This will utilize a number of vehicle dynamic models to simulate the performance of that vehicle in the control system. We introduce students to a vehicle controls technology that will utilize a simulation environment, which will allow the student the flexibility to rapidly develop the technology, the code, and the algorithms.

Once the students have worked in the simulation, they then move forward to demonstrate those tests on a real autonomous shuttle vehicle.

Learn More About the Autonomous Mobility Course

If you are an engineer looking to elevate your skills in your career or if you are an aspiring engineer looking to learn more about the future of automotive technology, LHPU has multiple course programs to fit into your schedule and provide you with real hands-on experience and knowledge.

Contact us today to learn more.

Megan Verkamp

Written by Megan Verkamp

Megan has 5 years of experience in the automotive industry, working as a marketing manager for LHP Engineering Solutions. During Megan’s time at LHP, she has been involved in several co-marketing partnerships with Jama Software, NI (previously National Instruments), TÜV Nord, Model Engineering Solutions, and the State of Indiana, to name a few. Megan has been an integral part in creating the current Functional Safety service offerings for customers in the Industry and promoting these services to help OEM’s, Tier 1, and Tier 2 suppliers grow within the perpetually complex Functional Safety domain. Outside of her work at LHP, Megan graduated from Trine University with her master’s in business administration in 2017 and most recently spoke on the importance of a content-driven marketing process for engineering and technology organizations at the Content World Marketing Conference.