Transportation

featured Transportation stories
Traffic Control Lab

CCAT Featured Research: Augmented Reality Project in IEEE Spectrum

Adding simulated vehicles to closed-course testing can train robocars to handle even the most unlikely scenarios.|Short Read
Professors Lionel Robert and X. Jessie Yang stand in front of an autonomous vehicle at Mcity

What humans want, in an automated car

U-M researchers examined how a person’s perception of safety in an autonomous vehicle was influenced by its “personality” traits.|Medium Read
Duke Morrow, 62, participates in a study about autonomous vehicle accessibility with Clive D'Souza

An inclusive autonomous shuttle for those with physical disabilities

Proof-of-concept service will gather systematic, real-world data to put users first.|Short Read
A white Mcity car parked in a circular drive painted with the Michigan logo

Measuring motion sickness for driverless cars

Carsickness incidence could increase if we all become passengers, but new research aims to help address that.|Medium Read
Yildirim's AIAA Aviation presentation title slide.

PhD students win 1st and 2nd place in AIAA Aviation’s MDO Student Paper Competition

Congratulations to Anil Yildirim and Sicheng He, PhD students in the MDO Lab who won 1st and 2nd place in AIAA Aviation’s MDO Student Paper Competition!|Short Read
Connected vehicles on road

Funding a new transportation revolution: Liu congressional testimony

Professor Henry Liu addresses House committee on the need for a national surface transportation research agenda.|Short Read
Screenshot of traffic intersection

Advancing AI for Video: Startup launches powerful video processing platform

Voxel51 uses AI processing to identify and track objects and activities through video clips.|Medium Read
Photo of Siqian Shen

Siqian Shen receives funding from Ford to design integrated ridesharing and goods delivery system

U-M IOE associate professor, Siqian Shen, has received research funding from Ford to explore how mathematical optimization and operations research approaches can improve services that integrate ridesharing with goods delivery.|Short Read
A person in a military uniform sits in a chair during the experiment

U-M’s Automotive Research Center funded with $50M through 2024

With a focus on autonomy, ARC’s research will reduce the number of soldiers in harm's way, changing the military paradigm.|Short Read
Artistic rendering of an electric vertical takeoff and landing taxi cruising through an urban center. Image credit: Dave Brenner/University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability.

A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

Fully loaded flying cars could outperform gasoline-powered ground vehicles by as much as 52 percent.|Medium Read
Red Light

Transportation innovation

CEE Professors Henry Liu and Neda Masoud discuss their research on evolving transportation while keeping the public safe. |Medium Read
Photo of Ann Arbor intersection at night.

U-M receives U.S. Department of Transportation funding to reduce urban traffic congestion

Three U-M engineers receive funding from USDOT Center for Connected Automated Transportation (CCAT) for a two-year collaborative research project that aims to reduce traffic congestion.|Short Read