As usual, Thrun intends to be on the cutting edge of this emerging technology 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters January 23, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS Self-driving car pioneer Sebastian Thrun has shifted his gaze to the skies, as his Silicon Valley online school Udacity launches what it calls the first “nanodegree” in flying car engineering. With companies from Airbus and Amazon to Uber throttling up development of their own autonomous aerial vehicles, Thrun believes “in a few years’ time, this will be the hottest topic on the planet.” As usual, Thrun intends to be on the cutting edge of this emerging technology. No pedal to the metal in GM’s planned self-driving Cruise AV car The 50-year-old PhD computer scientist and former Stanford University professor co-founded Udacity in 2012 and says the online school’s self-driving car program has attracted 50,000 applicants since 2016. He expects the new flying car curriculum, which opens in late February and begins taking applications on Tuesday, to draw at least 10,000. Udacity is offering two 12-week terms, at $1,200 each, including a course in Aerial Robotics and one in Intelligent Air Systems that provide… Read full this story
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