Technology in Transportation

Image of a vehicle depicting the transition from coal-powered transportation to transportation via modern technologies.

The transition from coal-powered transportation to transportation via modern technologies. (Photo courtesy of Radu Gogoana. Used with permission.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

16.682

As Taught In

Spring 2011

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the transportation industry's major technical challenges and considerations. For upper level undergraduates interested in learning about the transportation field in a broad but quantitative manner. Topics include road vehicle engineering, internal combustion engines, batteries and motors, electric and hybrid powertrains, urban and high speed rail transportation, water vessels, aircraft types and aerodynamics, radar, navigation, GPS, GIS. Students will complete a project on a subject of their choosing.

Sarma, Sanjay. 16.682 Technology in Transportation, Spring 2011. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-682-technology-in-transportation-spring-2011 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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