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Bend it like Airbus

New $8.25M Airbus center at Michigan for high efficiency aircraft with flexible wings|Medium Read
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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
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Midwest USDOT Center for Connected and Automated Transportation established

$2.47 million midwest research center will conduct connected and automated vehicle research. |Medium Read
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Eustice named to state autonomous vehicle panel

A leading autonomous vehicle researcher has been selected to help guide the state’s advanced mobility policy.|Short Read
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Pascal Van Hentenryck leads new public urban transportation project

Initiative focuses on data science collaboration between U-M, government and industry.|Short Read
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Open-access automated cars to advance driverless research

New research vehicles will be open testbeds for academic and industry researchers to rapidly test self-driving and connected vehicle technologies at a world-class proving ground.|Short Read
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US Airways Flight 1549 seven years later

Safety, autonomy, and the human element: toward air and ground vehicles that begin to override our actions to protect us.|Short Read
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A new kind of on-demand transit system could come to U-M

A new transportation system could come to the University of Michigan's North Campus as soon as the summer of 2017, getting riders to their destinations in half the time of the existing bus system at a lower cost.|Short Read
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Openloop Pod: Shipping to testing weekend

Watch as the team prepares the pod for shipping to SpaceX HQ for the hyperloop competition’s testing weekend.|Short Read
The investment MOU was signed in Shenzhen, China.

$27M investment to globalize driverless vehicle research

A $27 million investment from a Chinese firm will strengthen the efforts of U-M along with industry and government partners, to advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies.|Medium Read
Volvo's new super truck. Photo: U-M Engineering.

Efficient tractor-trailers: U-M researcher contributes to Volvo’s design

The Volvo Group recently unveiled its SuperTruck; the vehicle achieves an 88 percent freight efficiency improvement, which means it can carry more cargo while reducing how much fuel it uses.|Short Read