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Driverless cars could be key to national security

Fleets of shared, short-range, electric, autonomous vehicles could entice Americans into making more energy-efficient travel choices--and that could make the US more secure by reducing its dependence on oil.|Short Read
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Driverless cars top agenda for national engineering leaders

With a focus on driverless and connected vehicles, the National Academy of Engineering held a regional meeting at Michigan Engineering in May. NAE members comprise the nation’s most influential engineers.|Short Read
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New Toyota autonomous vehicle hub boosts region’s leadership in transforming mobility

In a step that bolsters the region’s strong driverless technology development ecosystem, U-M will be collaborating with Toyota to establish an autonomous vehicle research base in Ann Arbor.|Short Read
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3D-printed strain sensors could spot damage aboard ships

A 3D printable strain sensor developed by University of Michigan researchers could provide the U.S. Navy and commercial shippers with a more accurate, less expensive way to assess damage to their vessels, helping to keep sailors safe in the aftermath of an attack, storm or other incident.|Medium Read
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Faster assessment for hybrid electric vehicle designs

A team researchers at U-M and in China developed a fast way to sift through a million different designs of the system that connects power to wheels of the Chevy Volt, finding 20 that might be improvements.|Medium Read
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High-tech bird watching for shapeshifting airplane wings

An international team of engineers and biologists will gain unprecedented insights into how birds fly so efficiently and then turn that knowledge to building unmanned aircraft with shapeshifting wings. These planes should be lighter, faster and dramatically more maneuverable than today’s stiff-winged aircraft.|Medium Read
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Students in EECS 418 rewarded for optimizing stop/start technology for auto applications

Stop/start is a new system being introduced into the North American automobile market to improve fuel economy while cutting down on pollution.|Short Read
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Autonomous cars in snow: Ford, U-M test at Mcity

Typical autonomous vehicle sensors are useless on snow-covered roads, but researchers at U-M and Ford are collaborating on a solution. At Mcity, they’ve conducted the industry’s first tests of autonomous vehicles in wintry conditions. |Short Read
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No more hunting for parking? Proposed app could do it for you

Drivers may one day be able to find a parking space on their smartphones instead of on the street if a new system envisioned by University of Michigan researchers becomes reality.|Medium Read
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How we roll – Is America ready for a driverless future?

U-M researchers are working to roll out a connected vehicle infrastructure on the ground as driverless cars are becoming one of the most talked about topics.|Short Read

U-M Solar Car first U.S. team to finish global race

In one of the closest World Solar Challenges in the history of the 1,800-mile sun-powered auto race, the University of Michigan was the first American team to cross the finish line today.|Short Read
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White House honors U-M’s James Sayer for transportation work

Sayer, research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, deployment director for the U-M Mobility Transformation Center and adjunct professor of CEE, is one of 11 recipients who'll receive a Transportation Champions of Change Award.|Medium Read