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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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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
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EECS students travel down under for the 2013 World Solar Challenge

The entire team pulled together and finished the race in ninth place, with their morale high.|Short Read
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“Spark” races in 2013 Formula Hybrid Racing Competition

The Michigan Hybrid Racing team's Spark took home a 4th place finish.|Short Read
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Computer-driven airplane optimization stretches its wings

In order to make these gains, airplane designers have improved two important factors: the structure, which must be strong yet lightweight, and the shape, which must create lift while generating as little drag as possible|Medium Read
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Cleaner motorcycle engines: Student startup inspired by growing emissions in Asia

PicoSpray, a compact fuel injection system designed for small engines such as those in motorcycles and mopeds, could cut emissions in half while being up to 70 percent cheaper than existing technologies.|Medium Read
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Jessy Grizzle named IFAC Fellow

Grizzle is well-known in the robotic community for his work with the bipedal robot MABEL, and has worked in the automotive industry for over two decades.|Short Read