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Mobility Transformation Center

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.

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.

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.

July 9, 2015

University will test 3-D printed, autonomous 'SmartCarts'

A fleet of autonomous "SmartCarts" — high-tech, 3-D printed, low-speed electric vehicles — could one day zip around North Campus, taking students, professors and staff to class, labs and offices while also serving as one of the first test beds for on-demand autonomous transit.

March 25, 2015

MTC launches Affiliates Program with 27 initial members

U-M's Mobility Transformation Center — a major research partnership of industry, government, and academia that is laying the foundation for a commercially viable system of connected and automated vehicles — has launched its Affiliates Program with 27 initial members from a wide range of industries.

March 25, 2015

U-M Mobility Transformation Center Affiliate Members

Auto Club Enterprises, an AAA affiliate

AGC Automotive

Arada Systems Inc.

BorgWarner Inc.

Brandmotion LLC

Calspan Corp.

Changan Automobile

Cohda Wireless

DURA Automotive Systems

Faurecia

Harada Industry of America Inc.

Harman International Industries

May 6, 2014

Industry leaders join U-M mobility transformation initiative

The University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Center on Tuesday announced key industry leaders from a variety of sectors — including Bosch, Econolite, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Xerox — have joined the center as its initial industry partners.

March 20, 2014

Regents OK design for connected and automated vehicle test environment

With approval of the design of a unique environment for testing connected and automated vehicles, the university will proceed to the construction phase of the facility, which is part of the U-M's Mobility Transformation Center.

A schematic design was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

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