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September 20, 2016

U-M, edX announce three online, social innovation MicroMasters

Online learners interested in educational leadership, social work and the growing field of user-experience research and design now can earn more comprehensive certification or complete work toward an advanced degree at the University of Michigan.

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.

May 9, 2016

Top student ventures highlighted in new report

A high-tech cap that lets you control technologies with your mind.

A rock band school for girls in Detroit.

A biochip that can quickly give doctors vital information with only a drop of blood.

March 28, 2016

Digital information project to help students with course decisions

A student taking a large course load next semester wants to know how much work will be involved with the classes she tentatively has mapped out.

Another wonders if other students have found a certain course helpful for the major he intends to pursue.

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.

March 7, 2016

U-M students to pitch innovative health, education solutions

A curriculum that helps link high school students to the professional world. A Web platform for people with the same illness to connect for support and information sharing. A redesigned food supply chain that seeks to minimize waste.

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 22, 2016

Contest offers student ventures chance at mentorship, prize money

Software that squeezes more life out of electric vehicle batteries. Healthy meals in Red Box-style vending machines. Technology that could let quadriplegic people control a wheelchair or even a car with their eyes. And a non-profit that offers community coding classes in Detroit.

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.

December 1, 2015

University receives $5.4M for energy efficiency projects

Two new U.S. Department of Energy grants that total $5.4 million will let University of Michigan engineering researchers work on "transformational" engine and battery projects.

Their efforts could lead to efficiency gains in cars and trucks, the electrical grid and beyond.

November 18, 2015

U-M, two national labs to study energy savings in connected vehicles

Could vehicles that communicate with each other and their surroundings, helping drivers avoid crashes, also save energy?

The University of Michigan is working with two U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories to study whether connected and automated vehicles could help people drive more efficiently.

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