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Driverless cars top agenda for national engineering leaders

With a focus on driverless and connected vehicles, the National Academy of Engineering held a regional meeting at Michigan Engineering in May. NAE members comprise the nation’s most influential engineers.| Short Read
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IMAGE:  Huei Peng, Roger L McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center, gives NAE Regional Symposium participants a tour of MCity. Photo: Joseph Xu

With a focus on driverless and connected vehicles, the National Academy of Engineering held a regional meeting at Michigan Engineering in May. NAE members comprise the nation’s most influential engineers. Autonomous and connected vehicles are expected on U.S. roads within a decade, so it’s a pivotal time for the technologies. Here is Michigan Engineering’s coverage.


From tweets to hit-and-runs: Big data and transportation

Social media can let researchers predict where certain accidents might happen. That’s just one example of how big data could transform transportation. The possibilities become even more robust in the context of the coming revolution in driverless and connected vehicles.


Better cybersecurity needed for connected cars

Connected vehicles are already vulnerable to cyber attacks, and with the advent of driverless cars, the stakes will only get higher.


National engineering leaders gather at Mcity

Nearly 200 leading engineers from across the Midwest and the nation will be on the University of Michigan’s campus next week to gain insights into autonomous and connected vehicles as they chart a path toward adopting these rapidly maturing technologies.

This story was co-authored by Zach Champion.

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