Vehicle Connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT)

V2X communication is an essential enabler for autonomous transportation and connectivity. The V2X certificate introduces learners to the technology landscape, discusses sensing and computing technologies and current network protocols and services. The topics covered include mobility and optimization, the role of 5G, and infrastructure requirements to enable V2X. Learners are introduced to V2X and connectivity's economics and its impact on society and smart cities.

Starts: Monday, October 31, 2022
Format: completely online, 6-week courses
Engagement:  topical discussions on foundational course content, and current articles and media
Commitment:  approximately 5-10h per week; 30-60 hours total for the program
Assessments and certification: successful completion of weekly assignments earns a Certificate of completion from the College of Engineering at WSU (Wayne State University)

  • WSU enrolled students:  $250/course
  • WSU Alums:  $600/course
  • Others:  $1,200/course

Discounts available for Corporate Partners or companies with 5+ registrants

Technology requirement: Any laptop or smartphone with internet access

Course materials

Course materials will be available electronically at the start of the course.


INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS: Individual assessments are not timed and are multiple-choice questions.

ENGAGEMENT: You must make at least 2 posts, per week. Your posts/comments can either be on the Course Feed or Course Help sections. For example, you can make 1 newsfeed and 1 discussion comment, 2 newsfeed comments or 2 discussion comments each week and receive full credit.

Course schedule by week

Week Topics Engagement Individual Assessments

The Technology Landscape: How MaaS and IoT Play an Interconnect Role

Engagement-1 Individual Assessment-1

Consumer's Role in V2X: Adoption, Improved Road Safety, Sustainability, and Convenience

Engagement-2 Individual Assessment-2

V2X: Sensing and Computing Technologies

Engagement-3 Individual Assessment-3

V2X: Networking and Connectivity Services

Engagement-4 Individual Assessment-4

Trends in V2X Regulations: Need of Communication, Development of Supporting Infrastructure to enable V2X

Engagement-5 Individual Assessment-5

The Economics of V2X: Optimized Mobility, Deployment Flexibility, and the Role of 5G

Engagement-6 Individual Assessment-6