Lecture Archive ME302 - The Future of the Automobile

for questions contact Sven Beiker (beiker@stanford.edu)

Spring Quarter 2012/2013: Advanced Driver Assistance

May 14 Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication (Delgrossi)

Apr 30 Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication (Delgrossi)

Apr 9 Vehicle Architecture, Data, Applications (Delgrossi)

Apr 2 Introduction to Vehicle Communication Systems (Delgrossi)


Winter Quarter 2012/2013: Advanced Driver Assistance

Mar 4 Outlook: Automated Driving and Future Systems (Becker)

Feb 25 Other Systems, e.g. ultrasonic-based systems, safety, restraint systems (Becker)

Feb 11 Legal Aspects (Smith)

Feb 4 Lidar and Computer Vision Systems (Becker)

Jan 28 Radar, Radar-based Systems (Becker)

Jan 14 Vehicle Stability Systems (Becker)

Jan 7 Introduction to Driver Assistance: Overview, Motivation and Categorization (Becker)


Autumn Quarter 2012/2013:The Automobile: Purpose - Facts - Research - Trends

Oct 29 Trends and Challenges in Automotive EE Development (Ricky Hudi, Audi)

Oct 22 Development, Manufacturing, Operation - How much it really costs (Beiker)

Oct 15 Energy, Infrastructure, Policies - What we need to care about (Beiker)

Oct 8 Safety, Information, Comfort - What happens between here and there (Beiker)

Oct 1 Performance, Diversity, Identity - What we need a car for (Beiker)


Spring Quarter 2011/2012: Autonomous + Connected = Intelligent Vehicles?

May 15 Autonomous Driving Components & State of the Art in Production Vehicles (Dirk Langer, Volkswagen Group of America)

May 1 Transportation & Society Aspects (Bryant Walker Smith, Stanford University)

Apr 17 Vehicle Communication Systems (Luca Delgrossi, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America)


Winter Quarter 2011/2012: General Topics in Driver Assistance, Alternative Energy, Connected Mobility, Mobile Society

Feb 28 Carsharing at Stanford (Angus Davol, Parking & Transportation Services - Stanford University)

Feb 21 Ford’s Electrification Approach (Nancy Gioia, Ford Motor Company)

Feb 7 Racing Towards the Car of the Future (Chris Gerdes, Dynamic Design Lab - Stanford University)

Jan 31 Planning Sustainable Transportation (Joseph Kott, Program On Urban Studies - Stanford University)

Jan 24 American Journey 2.0 (TJ Giuli, Ford Motor Company)

Jan 17 Future Visions for Electric Mobility (Peter Dempster, BMW Group)


Spring Quarter 2010/2011: Intelligent Vehicles - How Smart Can They Get?

May 24 Vehicle to Infrastructure Communication and Security Considerations (Luca Delgrossi, Mercedes Benz R&D North America)

May 17 Dedicated Short Range Communication for Vehicles (Michael Maile, Mercedes Benz R&D North America)

May 10 Opportunities and Limitations of Vehicle Communication Systems (Luca Delgrossi, Mercedes Benz R&D North America)

May 3 Introduction to Vehicle Communication - V2V, V2I, V2X (Luca Delgrossi, Mercedes Benz R&D North America)

Apr 26 How much for what? Benefits, Challenges, Cost


Winter Quarter 2010/2011: Electric Mobility - What is Missing?

Mar 1 Strategic Thinking Around the Electric Car (Robert Burgelman, Stanford University)

Feb 22 Energy / Resources: Are Plug-In Vehicles Worth the Cost? (Mikhail Chester, UC Berkeley)

Feb 15 Exploring Electric Vehicle Use and Markets with Pioneer Drivers (Tom Turrentine, UC Davis)

Feb 1 Engineering / Design: Battery Technology Today and Tomorrow (Michael Buckner, Lico Technology Corp.)

Jan 18 First Market Releases to test EVs and Consumer Response / Behavior (David Dewitt, Honda R&D Americas)


Autumn Quarter 2010/2011:Automotive Topics at the Intersection of Technology - Environment - Economy - Society - Politics

Nov 30 EV Battery Charging or Switching? (A. Jameel, Better Place)

Nov 02 Vehicle Communication (L. Delgrossi , Mercedes-Benz)

Oct 19 Autonomous Driving / At the Limits ( D. Langer, Volkswagen / K. Kritayakirana, Stanford)


Spring Quarter 2009/2010: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

May 18 Strategy & Business Considerations for Automotive Innovation (S. Beiker, Stanford University)

May 11 Other Systems, e.g. ultrasonic-based systems, safety, restraint systems * (J. Becker, Bosch)

May 04 Lateral Vehicle Control + Planning* (S. Kammel, Bosch)

Apr 27 Longitudinal Vehicle Control* (S. Kammel, Bosch)

Apr 20 Perception: Computer Vision* (S. Kammel, Bosch)

Apr 13 Perception: Radar and Lidar* (J. Becker, Bosch)

Apr 06 Driver Assistance: Vehicle Stability Systems* (J. Becker, Bosch)

Mar 30 Introduction: Motivation and Categorization* (J. Becker, Bosch)

*) please inquire for password to open presentation: beiker@stanford.edu


Winter Quarter 2009/2010:Automotive Topics at the Intersection of Technology - Environment - Economy - Society - Politics

Mar 2 Future of Automotive Design* (M. Sims, Academy of Art University)
(see video)

Feb 23 New technology to alleviate the traffic problem* (M. Kerzhner, P. Vasudevan,E. Goldman; Stanford University)
(see video)

Feb 16 Aerospace Control Systems* (E. Elsonbati, American Academy of Aeronautics)
(see video)

Feb 2 Applications of Radar-based Obstacle Detection in Driver Assisted and Autonomous Vehicle* (M. Baybut, Stanford University)
(see video)

Jan 26 From hybrids to electric cars: Junction of engineering and business* (T. Wojcik, Stanford University)
(NOTE: Presentation for internal viewing and use. For external use, please contact Tom Wojcik for permission)
(see video)

Jan 12 The Stanford Solar Car Project, (S. Zbrozek, Stanford University)
(see video)

*) please inquire for password to open presentation: beiker@stanford.edu


Autumn Quarter 2009/2010: Lectures on Smart Cars, Human Factors, Motorsports

12/4: The Nissan Leaf - The First Electric Vehicle for the Mass Market (Mark Perry, Nissan)
See a recording of the lectue from Dec 4, 2009 here

11/11: Multitasking while Driving* (Cliff Nass, Stanford University)
See a recording of the lectue from Nov 11, 2009 here

Oct 28 Robocars, where will they take you?* (Brad Templeton, Freelancer)
See a recording of the lecture from October 28, 2009 here

Oct 14: Navigation and Media Systems (Mike Liebhold, Institue for the Future), presentation not available
See the recording of the lecture from October 14 here

Sep 30 The Green Challenge in the American Le Mans Series* (Bob Larsen, Argonne National Laboratory)
See the recording of the lecture from September 30 here

*) please inquire for password to open presentation: beiker@stanford.edu