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Digitization, increasing automation, and new business models have revolutionized automotive engineering giving rise to advances in diverse mobility, autonomous driving, electrification, and connectivity.

One study shows that up to 15% of new cars sold in 2030 could be fully autonomous. Additionally, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are expected to play a crucial role in preparing regulators, consumers, and corporations for the medium-term reality of cars taking over control from drivers.

Autonomous driving technology has come a long way. In recent years, the automotive tech industry has made significant enhancements to the capability and reliability of sensors, cameras, and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, driving road transport toward higher levels on the autonomous driving spectrum, as defined by the SAE’s Levels of Driving Automation.

For the past several years, industry players have been working to make the jump from L2 to L3.

Clearly, the leap from L2 to L3 is the most significant leap on the spectrum. Whereas L2 is considered as advanced driver support features, L3 marks the beginning of conditional autonomous driving, where drivers can legally take their eyes off the road when conditions are met. Strictly speaking, only vehicles classified as L3 and above are truly autonomous vehicles.

Automotive engineering followers also predict a huge leap forward in electric cars in 2023.  Automakers are continuing to integrate more digital technology into their technology to match the digital shift that is happening globally in all other industries. Tech companies like Tesla and Google are also starting to work on electric and self-driving vehicles.

Speaking of autonomous cars, with the evolution of 5G cases, self-driving cars are inching closer to a commercial reality in 2023.

From an automotive engineering perspective, autonomous cars have been shown to be safer, reduce downtime, and reduce driver’s fatigue and negligence-related accidents. They also improve fuel efficiency by 10% and reduce CO2 emissions by 42 million metric tons annually.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers a dozen courses in Automotive Engineering. These include:

Controller Area Network (CAN) Training, a 2-day course that covers the ISO 11898 standard of choice for automotive manufacturers and Vehicle Applications.

Functional Safety and Hazard Analysis Training, a 3-day course that covers overall safety and hazard analysis depending on a system or equipment operating correctly in response to its inputs.

ISO 26262 Training Automotive Safety, a 2-day course that helps attendees provide the requirements for ISO 26262 and be prepared for the release of ISO 26262.

Automotive System Design Training, a 3-day course aimed at a systems approach to problems around mobility and fuel efficient automotive systems, such as communication systems and electrical driving-focused systems.

Automotive Cybersecurity Training, a 3-day course where participants discuss fundamentals of embedded systems and applications of cybersecurity in vehicles to illustrate unique vulnerabilities that are commonly exploited.

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