Automotive

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
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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