transportation

  1. February 23, 2015

    Major funding increase needed to fix roads, local leaders tell survey

    Fewer than one in five local leaders surveyed by U-M’s Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy consider their roads to be in good condition.

  2. January 13, 2015

    University’s M City will test driverless vehicles on North Campus

    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.

     

    • U-M student develops lower-cost self-driving car navigation system

     

    • UMTRI part of nationwide study on safety of older drivers

  3. February 7, 2014

    Shifting innovation in reverse could solve urban transit issues

    When it comes to urban transit, both emerging and mature markets have some things in common — diminishing public resources, infrastructure constraints and air quality concerns.

  4. January 9, 2014

    Planes, trains and automobiles: Traveling by car uses most energy

    Fuel economy must improve 57 percent in order for light-duty vehicles to match the current energy efficiency of commercial airline flights, a U-M researcher says.

  5. January 7, 2014

    MDetroit Center Connector adds third service day, other updates

    The pilot phase of the MDetroit Center Connector is expanding its service and features for the 2014 winter term, adding weekly bus service on Wednesdays.

  6. November 1, 2013

    Richer countries have safer roads

    Wealthier nations, whose residents own a majority of the world’s vehicles, have the lowest roadway fatality rates, say University of Michigan researchers.

  7. October 19, 2013

    U-M announces plans for facility to test automated vehicles

    U-M will build a unique, 30-acre environment for testing connected and automated vehicles. It is a critical element of a joint project to develop a system of connected and automated vehicles in southeastern Michigan by 2021.