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State initiative to design ‘road of the future’ connecting Detroit and Ann Arbor

Mobility initiative brings together broad expertise in technology, infrastructure, policy, community engagement and more.|Medium Read
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Hunger and COVID: Fighting pandemic-related food insecurity in Detroit

Public policy and engineering team up to improve food access.|Medium Read
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Delivery robots help Ann Arbor restaurants weather COVID

U-M startup says robotic food deliveries have quadrupled.|Medium Read
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How self-driving car subsidies could carry us through the ‘dark age’ of deployment

A game-theory approach identifies which policy could support autonomous vehicles' market penetration—and environmental benefits.|Medium Read
Duke Morrow, 62, participates in a study about autonomous vehicle accessibility with Clive D'Souza

An inclusive autonomous shuttle for those with physical disabilities

Proof-of-concept service will gather systematic, real-world data to put users first.|Short Read
A white Mcity car parked in a circular drive painted with the Michigan logo

Measuring motion sickness for driverless cars

Carsickness incidence could increase if we all become passengers, but new research aims to help address that.|Medium Read
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Advancing AI for Video: Startup launches powerful video processing platform

Voxel51 uses AI processing to identify and track objects and activities through video clips.|Medium Read
Artistic rendering of an electric vertical takeoff and landing taxi cruising through an urban center. Image credit: Dave Brenner/University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability.

A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

Fully loaded flying cars could outperform gasoline-powered ground vehicles by as much as 52 percent.|Medium Read
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Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement

Data gleaned from cameras and sensors increases predictive accuracy.|Medium Read
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‘Air traffic control’ for driverless cars could speed up deployment

Human-generated responses could remotely assist autonomous vehicles decision’s during times of uncertainty. |Medium Read
View from inside a car as it rains outside

How connected vehicles’ wipers could help prevent flooding

We’ve been promised all kinds of benefits from a future of connected vehicles, but flood control? |Short Read
An image of the screen in the Michigan Traffic Lab while a virtual train (in green) travels through a rail crossing at Mcity. Real (red) and simulated vehicles (blue) react. Credit: Screen capture from a video by Mike Wood

Combining the real and virtual worlds improves driverless vehicle testing

Augmented reality technology at the University of Michigan makes testing faster, cheaper, safer |Medium Read