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BMW, Toyota invest in U-M startup May Mobility

Other investors include Detroit Venture Partners, Maven Ventures, SV Angel, Tandem Ventures, Trucks Ventures, and YCombinator.|Short Read
Professor works on small aircraft

The X-HALE: A high altitude long endurance aircraft

The X-HALE’s flexibility and wing length could change the future of commercial flight.|Short Read
An angled close-up of a folded metal origami sheet with cylinders attached and evenly spaced.

Origami sonic barrier could reduce traffic noise

The ancient paper folding art was combined with wave propagation physics to create a new traffic noise barrier.|Medium Read

U-M becomes first test bed for on-demand transportation system

Hail, hail a free ride on North Campus|Medium Read

U-M startup May Mobility blazes toward autonomous fleet market

Driverless shuttles hit the streets in downtown Detroit.|Medium Read

Cybersecurity in self-driving cars: U-M releases threat identification tool

Mcity report gives new insights into automated vehicle vulnerabilities|Medium Read

2017 Peachman Lecture: Future ship, offshore and nautical research

Since 2011, Dr. Bas Buchner has been the president of MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands), the largest independent maritime research institute in the world.|Short Read
Automated vehicle on a track

Take a 360 video tour of Mcity

Explore the test facility from inside an autonomous vehicle, during this personal tour from the deputy director.|Short Read

How self-driving cars can be safer with connected technology

Mcity demonstrates the powerful pairing of connectivity and automation.|Medium Read

Bend it like Airbus

New $8.25M Airbus center at Michigan for high efficiency aircraft with flexible wings|Medium Read
Photo of vehicles at the Mcity test facility

Advancing road-readiness testing of self-driving cars

New method could cut 99.9 percent of validation costs|Medium Read
An artist’s rendering of the renovated interior vestibule in the Friedman Marine Hydrodynamics Lab.

U-M’s one-of-a-kind hydrodynamics lab to get fresh look, new name

The University of Michigan Board of Regents today approved a $2.2 million renovation project to U-M’s Marine Hydrodynamics Lab.|Medium Read