Automotive

Medical ventilators in a hospital

Why automakers could pivot to making ventilators

Perspective from engineers with experience in the auto industry.|Short Read

Aerospace Professors Girard, Kolmanovsky, and Panagou receive award for their work at the Automotive Research Center

Aerospace Engineering congratulates three of our faculty who received the Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award for 2019-20 for their work on the Automotive Research Center. |Medium Read
Professors Lionel Robert and X. Jessie Yang stand in front of an autonomous vehicle at Mcity

What humans want, in an automated car

U-M researchers examined how a person’s perception of safety in an autonomous vehicle was influenced by its “personality” traits.|Medium Read
Group at KLA

From semiconductors to driverless cars, students got an inside look at the Ann Arbor tech industry for ECE Expeditions

Students toured KLA, a global capital equipment company, and Quantum Signal AI, a startup recently acquired by Ford to make robotaxis and driverless delivery vehicles a reality within two years. |Medium Read

Offensive vehicle security toolbox makes car hacking easier

The new system is designed to save security researchers time and effort spent reverse-engineering the message format of every vehicle they study.|Short Read
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
MER19

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