The benefits of self-driving cars will likely induce vehicle owners to drive more, and those extra miles could partially or completely offset the potential energy-saving benefits that automation may provide, according to a new University of Michigan study.
With a $50 million contract from the U.S. Army, the University of Michigan’s Automotive Research Center will shift its focus to autonomous technologies for military ground vehicles.
The funding extends the center’s 25-year partnership with the Army through 2024.
The Mcity Driverless Shuttle is again carrying riders after being temporarily suspended to accommodate University of Michigan construction projects along the shuttle route at the North Campus Research Complex.
By zeroing in on humans’ gait, body symmetry and foot placement, University of Michigan researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian movements with greater precision than current technologies.
The Mcity Driverless Shuttle, a research project at the University of Michigan, launched Monday on North Campus.
One of the selling points of autonomous vehicles is the chance for drivers to be more productive while traveling. But some, suffering from motion sickness, won't be able to take advantage of relinquishing the wheel.
While the Big Three automakers are still in the research and development phase, University of Michigan startup May Mobility already has tested its bright green-and-white driverless shuttles on public streets in downtown Detroit, and has ambitious plans for growth.
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.
A car barrels through a red light, but the Lincoln MKZ leading the cross traffic doesn't T-bone it. In fact, the Lincoln never enters the intersection. It gradually slows down and yields to the law-breaking vehicle with time to spare.
Mobility researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a new way to test autonomous vehicles that bypasses the billions of miles they would need to log for consumers to consider the vehicles road-ready.
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.
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.
Robotic technologies for air, sea and roads, for factories, hospitals and homes will have tailored lab space in the University of Michigan's planned Robotics Laboratory.
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.
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.
The percentage of young adults without driver’s licenses has been on the rise for more than 30 years, but self-driving vehicles may reverse that trend.