Automotive

Elaheh Ahmadi

Prof. Elaheh Ahmadi receives AFOSR Young Investigator Program award

Prof. Ahmadi will investigate promising new materials needed for an increasingly electrified world|Short Read

Hailing the future of autonomous taxis

Ford acquires Quantum Signal AI, founded by ECE alum Mitchell Rohde, to make robotaxis and driverless delivery vehicles a reality within two years. |Medium Read

Jing Sun Elected IFAC Fellow

Jing Sun, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department Chair, has been elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). |Short Read
Driver with Baja Car covered in mud

Baja Racing breaks records while leaving the competition in the dust

Breaking the all-time record for highest cumulative season score, the team took home the 1st Place Mike Schmidt Memorial Iron Team Award. |Medium 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

New DOE project aims to convert a traditional engine into a hybrid OP engine with the help of control algorithms

A new project funded by ARPA-E partners Achates Power and the University of Michigan in the development of a novel hybrid electric engine.|Medium Read
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Michigan Electric Racing Revs Up

This summer, Michigan Electric Racing will race their first all-electric car in Formula-style competitions they plan to win.|Medium Read
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Siqian Shen receives funding from Ford to design integrated ridesharing and goods delivery system

U-M IOE associate professor, Siqian Shen, has received research funding from Ford to explore how mathematical optimization and operations research approaches can improve services that integrate ridesharing with goods delivery.|Short Read
Alauddin Ahmed, an assistant research scientist, and Donald Siegel, an associate professor, show off the results of a computational metal-organic framework (MOF) study.

Hydrogen fuel cells: With a database of 500,000 materials, researchers zero in on best bets

New hydrogen storage holds more energy in smaller, more compact cells, boosting efficiency.|Medium Read
Photo of Ann Arbor intersection at night.

U-M receives U.S. Department of Transportation funding to reduce urban traffic congestion

Three U-M engineers receive funding from USDOT Center for Connected Automated Transportation (CCAT) for a two-year collaborative research project that aims to reduce traffic congestion.|Short Read
Man stepping over puddle in rain

Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement

Data gleaned from cameras and sensors increases predictive accuracy.|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