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February 23, 2018

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February 8, 2018

Mcity announces Affiliate members in second phase of funding

Forty-two companies have committed to investing $150,000 each in Mcity as Affiliate members over the next three years.

Mcity is the University of Michigan-led public-private R&D initiative leading the transformation to connected and automated mobility.

February 8, 2018

Affiliates in second phase of Mcity funding

Companies investing in second-phase funding as Mcity Affiliate members:

3M

Aisin Group

Analog Devices

BMW

Changan Automobile

Cohda Wireless

Deloitte Consulting

Desjardins

Fortive

GAC Motor

Harada

Harman

HERE

Hitachi

Iteris

January 8, 2018

Mcity report considers cyber vulnerabilities of automated vehicles

Instead of taking you home from work, your self-driving car delivers you to a desolate road, where it pulls off on the shoulder and stops.

You call your vehicle to pick you up from a store and instead you get a text message: Send $100 worth of Bitcoin to this account and it'll be right over.

October 31, 2017

Industry partners investing $11M in second phase of Mcity funding

Eleven companies are investing a total of $11 million in the second phase of industry funding for Mcity, the University of Michigan-led, public-private, research-and-development initiative leading the transformation to connected and automated mobility.

December 12, 2016

Driverless electric shuttle introduced at Mcity

A fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA will support research and provide self-guided tours of Mcity, U-M's one-of-a-kind test site for connected and automated vehicles.

U-M and NAVYA announced the collaboration Friday.

October 15, 2016

$27M investment to globalize driverless vehicle research

A $27 million investment from a Chinese firm will strengthen the efforts of the University of Michigan, along with industry and government partners, to advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies for a safer and more sustainable future around the world.

August 23, 2016

Driverless vehicle startups moving into TechLab incubator

Three high-potential companies from the West Coast — Zendrive, PolySync and Civil Maps — will join TechLab at the University of Michigan's Mcity this fall, moving resources to develop their driverless vehicle technologies in Ann Arbor.

August 11, 2016

Toyota Research Institute partners with U-M on artificial intelligence

Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan will get a major boost thanks to an initial $22 million commitment from the Toyota Research Institute, TRI CEO Gill Pratt announced Wednesday in an address to U-M faculty.

April 7, 2016

University collaborates with Toyota on autonomous vehicle hub

In a step that bolsters the region's strong driverless technology-development ecosystem, the University of Michigan will collaborate with Toyota in the automaker's plan to establish a major autonomous vehicle research base in Ann Arbor.

March 21, 2016

American Center for Mobility forms board of directors, names CEO

A nonprofit organization and a board of directors have been formed to handle operations for the new American Center for Mobility.

The center, located in Ypsilanti Township near Ann Arbor, will help accelerate advanced mobility vehicle development safely while bringing economic opportunity to southeast Michigan and the United States.

February 25, 2016

CFE, Mcity collaborate to spur transportation innovation

The Center for Entrepreneurship in partnership with the Mobility Transformation Center is launching the pilot of TechLab at Mcity, a new opportunity for collaboration among University of Michigan research, advanced transportation startups and student innovators.

January 11, 2016

Ford, U-M testing autonomous cars in snow at Mcity

Typical autonomous vehicle sensors are useless on snow-covered roads, but researchers at U-M and Ford are collaborating on a solution.

In Michigan and on U-M's 32-acre Mcity simulated urban environment, they have conducted what they believe are the industry's first tests of autonomous vehicles in wintry conditions.

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