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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
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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
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Transportation innovation

CEE Professors Henry Liu and Neda Masoud discuss their research on evolving transportation while keeping the public safe. |Medium Read
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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
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Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement

Data gleaned from cameras and sensors increases predictive accuracy.|Medium Read
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‘Air traffic control’ for driverless cars could speed up deployment

Human-generated responses could remotely assist autonomous vehicles decision’s during times of uncertainty. |Medium Read
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Smart infrastructure financing: Why data could be the answer

A Q&A with the professor who is exploring new ways to finance infrastructure, with help from a blockchain company.|Medium Read
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How connected vehicles’ wipers could help prevent flooding

We’ve been promised all kinds of benefits from a future of connected vehicles, but flood control? |Short Read
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Two CEE PhD students receive Dow Sustainability Fellowships

CEE students Cassandra Champagne and Morteza Taiebat have been named 2019 Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellows.|Short Read
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Combining the real and virtual worlds improves driverless vehicle testing

Augmented reality technology at the University of Michigan makes testing faster, cheaper, safer |Medium Read
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CEE ASCE student chapter tours San Francisco

The U-M student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) traveled to San Francisco on October 13-16.|Medium Read