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$9.95M for “smart intersections” across Ann Arbor

Technology embedded in existing infrastructure will provide data to connected and automated vehicles, bolstering safety.|Medium Read

Dr. Venkat Raman on the Rotating Detonation Engine, the frightening-sounding technology of tomorrow

Dr. Venkat Raman, Aerospace Engineering Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering, discusses Rotating Detonation engines and the part that U-M is playing in making them a practical reality.|Medium Read
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Aerospace undergrads develop unmanned VTOL aircraft for delivering medical supplies to rural Ghana

Under the direction of Department Chair Dr. Tony Waas, a group of Michigan Aerospace undergraduates are developing a prototype vertical take-off and landing aircraft to transport medical supplies to remote communities in Ghana. |Short Read
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University of Michigan student team wins National Transportation Technology Tournament for second year in a row

The team designed solutions to the problem of curb space management in downtown Ann Arbor. |Short Read

Albert Berahas joins the IOE faculty

Albert Berahas joins the U-M IOE faculty as an assistant professor this fall.|Short Read
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$1.8M DARPA project aims to protect cars, trucks and spacecraft from hackers

Ironpatch could head off growing danger of security vulnerabilities in vehicle systems.|Medium Read
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Advanced mobility is about more than technology. Our workforce should reflect that.

A new online course for professionals aims to shape a more holistic view of mobility.|Short Read

The science behind campus bus changes during COVID-19

Engineers used smoke machines, physics-based modeling and route optimization algorithms to quantify risk.|Medium Read
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State initiative to design ‘road of the future’ connecting Detroit and Ann Arbor

Mobility initiative brings together broad expertise in technology, infrastructure, policy, community engagement and more.|Medium Read
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Professors Jay Guo and Zetian Mi awarded MTRAC funding for research in autonomous and green vehicles

Guo is working to boost the visibility of autonomous cars for improved safety, and Mi is building a prototype solar hydrogen production system that could out-compete electric cars. |Short Read

Flexible wings, COVID-19, and the future of commercial aviation

At the June 2017 Paris Airshow, Airbus entered into a five-year agreement with the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering department to establish and fund, to the tune of $8.25 million, a new research center. Called the Airbus-University of Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft, its purpose is to engage in fundamental research, focusing on advanced methodologies for designing and evaluating future aircraft. We recently caught up with the Center's director, Dr. Carlos Cesnik, and asked him about the work being done there, the aircraft of the future, and the impact of the recent COVID-19 crisis on the aerospace industry.|Medium Read
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Hunger and COVID: Fighting pandemic-related food insecurity in Detroit

Public policy and engineering team up to improve food access.|Medium Read