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Bengaluru has most takers for self-driving car engineering course


Bengaluru: Three years ago, a career in self-driving car engineering would have been unimaginable. But this rather unique area of expertise is catching the fancy of Indian techies now. And Bengaluru, the IT capital of the country, is at the forefront with high number of takers for a course in self-driven car engineering.

In September 2016, Udacity, an online learning platform, was the first to launch a nanodegree called self-driving car engineer, a technology which is picking pace globally. Among the 50,000-plus applications for the course from across the globe, 500 were from India. Finally, 7,000 students were selected for the nanodegree. Bengaluru recorded an enrolment of over 18%, making it the highest in the country, followed by Mumbai (12%), Hyderabad (12%) and Delhi-NCR (11%).

Speaking to TOI about this new-age technology, Ishan Gupta, managing director for India, Udacity, said, “Self-driving cars are set to revolutionize the way we live. This is transformational technology, based on cutting-edge techniques of robotics, machine learning, software engineering and mechanical engineering.”

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