Elektrobit partners with Udacity to develop content for self-driving car curriculum, gain access to Udacity graduates

October 20, 2016

Elektrobit joins industry titans Mercedes-Benz, Nvidia and others in new Udacity program.

Elektrobit (EB), a leading developer of cutting-edge, embedded and connected technology solutions for the automotive industry, today announced it has partnered with Udacity as one of the hiring partners.  Elektrobit will fast track Udacity students who complete the Nanodegree program for hiring consideration.

Udacity is an online education provider that teaches the skills that industry employers need today, delivers credentials endorsed by employers and educates at a fraction of the cost of traditional universities.  In partnership with industry giants, such as Google, AT&T, Facebook, and others, Udacity offers Nanodegree programs so that professionals can gather real engineering skills through a series of online courses and hands-on projects.

The Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program is the newest Udacity curriculum, announced recently in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz, Nvidia, Otto and DiDi.

“Autonomous vehicles represent a multi-billion dollar industry, and significant opportunities for engineers” said Martin Schleicher, vice president, strategy and key partnerships, Elektrobit. “We are looking forward to having access to a uniquely trained talent pool of Udacity graduates that have mastered the critical skills necessary for the development of autonomous vehicles, such as deep learning, computer vision, sensor fusion, and more.”

EB is looking to add to its already significant expertise in embedded and connected software solutions and services critical to the development of self-driving vehicles. These include solutions for sensor fusion, functional safety and autonomous driving technologies.

“Our new hiring partnership with Elektrobit will fast track our students for job opportunities at one of the world’s biggest leaders in embedded automotive software,” said Oliver Cameron, head of Udacity’s self-driving car team.