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.
New University of Michigan research vehicles will be open testbeds for academic and industry researchers to rapidly test self-driving and connected vehicle technologies at a world-class proving ground.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Huei Peng has been named director of U-M's Mobility Transformation Center, an interdisciplinary research unit of the U-M Office of Research, and Carrie Morton has been appointed deputy director of the MTC.
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.
The University of Michigan's James Sayer will be honored at the White House Tuesday for his leadership in advancing connected and automated transportation.
The University of Michigan on Monday opened Mcity, the world's first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.
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.
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.
Auto Club Enterprises, an AAA affiliate
Arada Systems Inc.
DURA Automotive Systems
Harada Industry of America Inc.
Harman International Industries
A 32-acre "mini-city," designed expressly for testing connected and automated vehicle systems and other emerging 21st-century smart-city technologies, is taking shape on North Campus.
A diverse group of companies will be the founding partners in U-M's Mobility Transformation Center, a major public-private initiative that aims to revolutionize the movement of people and goods in society.
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's green light to proceed with vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is an important move forward, according to a University of Michigan auto safety expert.