Information Systems Education Journal

Volume 21

V21 N1 Pages 32-38

March 2023

Prospects of Autonomous Vehicle Learning Kits in Education Systems

Biju Bajracharya
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN USA

Mohammad Khan
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN USA

Abstract: The Autonomous Vehicles (AV) is a self-driving vehicle capable of sensing its environment and operating with minimal or no human intervention converting into a fully or partially automated vehicle. These automated vehicles have great potential to revolutionize the automotive industry and our daily lives. Thus, it is receiving a lot of attention from automotive industries, governments, suppliers, educational sectors, researchers, and many other stakeholders. According to global financial service firm UBS, the AV market could reach more than $2 trillion by 2030. These projections will become reality if enough skilled workforces are produced with a high level of broad technical competencies specifically for the automotive environment. This will also require consumer education on AVs that could bring all the comfort and excitement across all segments of the population. This brings a substantial opportunity for the educational sectors in generating the workforce required in AV sectors by enhancing the existing curricula in the areas related to AVs or developing a cross-disciplinary course or capstone project that could expose students with a technical background in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and Mechatronics. Since AV has many technologies involved, it is challenging to design an appropriate curriculum and provide hands-on activities. Small-scale learning kits may be an affordable and effective solution for introductory courses on AVs or for beginners. This paper will discuss the use of those widely available small-scale learning kits, their benefits, and their challenges.

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Recommended Citation: Bajracharya, B., Khan, M., (2023). Prospects of Autonomous Vehicle Learning Kits in Education Systems. Information Systems Education Journal21(1) pp 32-38. ISSN : ISSN: 1545-679X. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2022