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GM student group

ECE Expeditions travels to GM

The fall ECE Expeditions trip took 25 students to the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, MI, for an insider’s look into what an ECE alum might be doing in the high-tech world of modern transportation.|Short Read
Two people board a small bus parked at a curb.

Smart mobility solutions for Benton Harbor

NSF grant facilitates community partnerships working toward innovative transportation solutions.|Medium Read
A parked van with a decal reading "Connecting the Future"

Joining forces to innovate the future of mobility

The U-M Transportation Research Institute and Michigan Engineering bring together their complementary strengths.|Short Read
The University of Michigan solar car Novum contends with clouds during a practice run on the American Solar Challenge race route

U-M’s top-ranked Solar Car Team readies for race on Oregon Trail

The 2018 American Solar Challenge will be a real test for a young team.|Short Read
Close up of a traffic light

Connected cars can lie, posing a new threat to smart cities

The day when cars can talk to each other – and to traffic lights, stop signs, guardrails and even pavement markings – is rapidly approaching. |Medium Read
two driverless shuttles parked on the road

Mcity Driverless Shuttle launches on U-M’s North Campus

U-M’s North Campus is now home to the first driverless shuttle project in the U.S. focusing on user behavior research.|Medium Read
woman using smart phone in autonomous car.

What are these ‘levels’ of autonomous vehicles?

What can this car do on its own, and what does it still need human help with? |Medium Read
Xiang Yin

Xiang Yin receives honorable mention for ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Yin researched cyber-physical systems and discrete-event systems. |Short Read
A timelapse of traffic at night in Ann Arbor.

Even one automated, connected car improves safety, energy use in traffic

In a chain-reaction braking event, an automated vehicle with connected cruise control can slow down more efficiently. |Medium Read

Benton Harbor partners with U-M researchers to bolster public transit

Surveys and electronic tracking will help boost transit efforts to connect residents with jobs.|Short Read
Driverless shuttle in Detroit, Michigan.

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