Online course "Software testing for complex intelligent systems and autonomous vehicles"

Exactpro experts conducted an online course on Software Testing for Complex Intelligent Systems and Autonomous Vehicles.

The program of the course featured 8 lectures and 8 workshop sessions (32 academic hours), which took place on March 3, 2021 – April 29, 2021. The training was conducted remotely.

The lectures provided a deeper dive into the theoretical foundations of testing autonomous AI-based systems. 

The list of lectures included:

  • Autonomous driving and software testing
  • Introduction to self-driving cars
  • Application programming interface
  • Foundations of software testing
  • Build Software to Test Software
  • Reliability and safety
  • Software defects and metrics
  • Software negligence and testing coverage

The practical sessions gave participants the skills they need to create test scenarios for testing autonomous vehicles (the Apollo simulator) using the LGSVL road simulator developed by LG's research division. Besides, the students were able to simultaneously prepare for submitting their team to the international online Autonomous Driving AI Test Challenge

The practical sessions included the following topics:

  • Launching the LGSVL Simulator
  • Setting up a Python IDE
  • Unit Testing
  • Behavior Driven Development
  • Data and Keyword Driven Testing
  • Data Analysis and Reporting
  • Running Apollo
  • Modeling Test Scenarios

Date   Lecture/Seminar
03.03.2021 Wed Lecture 1: Q&A
Autonomous driving and software testing
05.03.2021 Fri Seminar 1
Launching the LGSVL Simulator
10.03.2021 Wed Lecture 2: Q&A
Introduction to self-driving cars
12.03.2021 Fri Seminar 2
Setting up a Python IDE
17.03.2021 Wed Lecture 3
Q&A and announcement of new dates
26.03.2021 Fri Seminar 3
Unit Testing
31.03.2021 Wed Lecture 4: Q&A
Foundations of software testing
02.04.2021 Fri Seminar 4
Behavior Driven Development
07.04.2021 Wed Lecture 5: Q&A
Build Software to Test Software
09.04.2021 Fri Seminar 5
Data and Keyword Driven Testing
14.04.2021 Wed Lecture 6: Q&A
Reliability and safety
16.04.2021 Fri Seminar 6
Data Analysis and Reporting
21.04.2021 Wed Lecture 7: Q&A
Software defects and metrics
23.04.2021 Fri Seminar 7
Running Apollo
28.04.2021 Wed Lecture 8: Q&A
Software negligence and testing coverage
29.04.2021 Thu Seminar 8
Modeling Test Scenarios
30.04.2021 Fri First submission
05.05.2021 Wed Consultation
15.05.2021 Sat Notification from the committee
15.06.2021 Tues Second submission

As a result of the course you will get: 

  1. Unique knowledge and expertise in testing complex intelligent systems and autonomous vehicles and approaching the task from the perspective of using an intelligent system to test another intelligent system
  2. A certificate of course completion 
  3. An opportunity to use this 2-month course as a segue to submitting an application to the international online Autonomous Driving AI Test Challenge and get a chance to compete with other teams from across the world for the winning place and a generous cash prize.

The official language of the course is English. If you are interested in taking the course in other languages, please contact us at info@exactpro.com.