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Thundering towards nationals: UM Autonomy Team

Buoyed by a sleek new hull design, the University of Michigan autonomous boat team finished third out of 16 competitors in the 2015 Roboboat competition, held recently in Virginia Beach, Virginia.|Medium Read
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U-M opens Mcity test environment for connected and driverless vehicles

The University of Michigan today opened Mcity, the world's first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.|Medium Read
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An autonomous ‘SmartCart’ test bed at U-Michigan

A fleet of autonomous "SmartCarts" -- high-tech, 3D printed, low-speed electric vehicles -- could one day zip around U-M's North Campus, taking students, professors and staff to class, labs and offices while also serving as one of the first test beds for on-demand autonomous transit.|Medium Read
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Steven Parkison earns NSF Fellowship to design tools for the future of autonomous cars

The goal of Steven’s research is to improve vision-based perception systems on cars and to create an extra layer of safety. |Medium Read
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Aviation charter school partners with U-Michigan

The University of Michigan’s College of Engineering has entered into a unique collaboration with the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a charter high school.|Medium Read
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U-M student develops lower-cost self-driving car navigation system

A new software system developed at U-M uses video game technology to help solve one of the most daunting hurdles facing self-driving cars -- the high cost of the laser scanners self-driving cars use to determine their location.|Medium Read
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How big data could reduce weather-related flight delays

Next year’s travelers may see fewer delays thanks to research now being conducted by a team of University of Michigan engineers.|Short Read
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NASA tests shape-changing aircraft wing

A revolutionary shape-changing aircraft wing took to the air recently in a successful test flight over NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in the Mojave Desert.|Medium Read
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Baby on board

Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) are working to make a better child safety seat. |Short Read
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Automated vehicle test facility to open this fall

No university in the world has an automated vehicle test facility like the one that will open this fall on North Campus, University of Michigan officials say.|Medium Read
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GM, U-M extend collaborative research agreement

General Motors and the University of Michigan have announced an agreement to extend their collaborative automotive research efforts through 2017.|Medium Read
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Driverless, connected cars: Ann Arbor as an early adopter

By 2021, Ann Arbor could become the first American city with a shared fleet of networked, driverless vehicles.|Medium Read