February 21, 2023
$15M bolsters work on connected, automated vehicles
U-M will continue to lead regional efforts aimed at transitioning the nation to connected and automated vehicles — bolstered by a new $15 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
November 19, 2018
Augmented reality at U-M improves driverless vehicle testing
Augmented reality technology can accelerate testing of connected and automated vehicles and reduce additional testing costs to almost zero, according to a new white paper by U-M’s Mcity.
September 26, 2018
UMTRI, Engineering join to innovate the future of transportation
The U-M Transportation Research Institute will merge with the College of Engineering to more effectively move transportation and mobility research into the 21st century in ways that are safe and sustainable.
March 16, 2018
Connected vehicle tech: Analysis says mandate now to save lives
Up to 8.1 million car crashes and 44,000 deaths could be prevented if the federal government mandated connected vehicle technology now, rather than waiting even three years to develop and evaluate competing technologies
January 19, 2018
New system could prevent motion sickness in self-driving cars
U-M researchers have received a patent for a universal motion sickness countermeasure system that could allow those who suffer from the condition more productive in autonomous vehicles.
November 13, 2017
Comparing emissions worldwide from gas, battery-powered vehicles
Gasoline vehicles would produce lower emissions than the average battery-electric vehicle only if their fuel economy was higher than 51.5 mpg worldwide, U-M researchers say.
June 21, 2017
Most drivers could go electric within 10 years, study suggests
Electric and hybrid electric vehicles are in the fast lane to wider adoption, according to a new study by U-M researchers.
May 23, 2017
New way to test self-driving cars could cut most validation costs
Mobility researchers at U-M have devised a new way to test autonomous vehicles that bypasses the billions of miles otherwise needed to consider the vehicles road-ready.
April 6, 2017
Survey explores why drivers don’t heed vehicle safety recalls
A new national survey from the U-M Transportation Research Institute explores why many consumers don’t heed vehicle safety recalls and what steps might boost compliance.
December 13, 2016
U-M leads new Center for Connected and Automated Transportation
A new $2.47 million center led by U-M and funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation will explore the full picture of how communities can best transition to connected and automated vehicles.