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Future Highways - Automated Vehicles

COURSE NO: C03-064
Future Highways - Automated Vehicles
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of what automated vehicles are and how they will impact the future of highway transportation with respect to mobility, energy consumption, vehicle emissions, and safety.


It has been approximately 100 years since the motorized vehicle replaced the horse and buggy. The future of highway transportation is now undergoing another major revolution as engineers across numerous disciplines work towards moving the responsibility of driving the automobile from human to machine to improve the health of our country’s economy.


The development of cars driven completely without aid by a human driver, commonly referred to as ‘automated’ vehicles, are those in which at least some aspect of a safety-critical control function (e.g., steering, throttle, or braking) occurs without direct driver input.  Automated vehicles may be autonomous (i.e., use only internal sensors for vehicle control functions) or may be connected (i.e., use communication technology to communicate with roadside infrastructure and/or nearby vehicles), or both.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for civil, transportation, and environmental engineers as well as anyone interested in learning about Future Highways – Automated Vehicles.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the terminology being used in the field of automated highway vehicles
  • Providing a summary of government legislation being implemented to facilitate the future of automated vehicles
  • Gaining a general overview on the technologies being used in automated vehicles
  • Learning about automated vehicle engineering research and standards under development
  • Understanding the potential impacts of automated vehicles on traffic flow and roadway design
Course Document
In this professional engineering PDH course, you need to review the course document titled, "Future Highways - Automated Vehicles " prepared by Scott S. Washburn, Ph.D., P.E. and Leslie D. Washburn, P.E.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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