Autonomous Vehicles

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Joining forces to innovate the future of mobility

The U-M Transportation Research Institute and Michigan Engineering bring together their complementary strengths.|Short Read
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RobotX: UM Team prepares autonomous boat for competition in Hawaii

Without human intervention or remote control assistance, 19 teams from 6 countries will meet this December to compete in the Maritime RobotX Challenge. |Medium Read
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‘2001: A Space Odyssey:’ From science fiction to science fact

As part of a celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, leading researchers discussed artificial intelligence and deep space travel.|Short Read
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Rick Flores leads a partnership of automakers into the autonomous future

Flores leads the development of frameworks for autonomous driving, connectivity, and electronic controls.|Medium Read
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Connected cars can lie, posing a new threat to smart cities

The day when cars can talk to each other – and to traffic lights, stop signs, guardrails and even pavement markings – is rapidly approaching. |Medium Read
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Mcity Driverless Shuttle launches on U-M’s North Campus

U-M’s North Campus is now home to the first driverless shuttle project in the U.S. focusing on user behavior research.|Medium Read
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What are these ‘levels’ of autonomous vehicles?

What can this car do on its own, and what does it still need human help with? |Medium Read
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Even one automated, connected car improves safety, energy use in traffic

In a chain-reaction braking event, an automated vehicle with connected cruise control can slow down more efficiently. |Medium Read
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Novel approach

ME alumnus Karl Iagnemma published “On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction,” a collection of short stories, in 2003 and “The Expeditions,” a novel, in 2007.|Short Read
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Historic Marine Hydrodynamic Lab gets makeover and new name

The 112-year-old “tow tank” in West Hall recently got a fresh face and a new name through a renovation project ending this month. Built in 1904, the testing basin was the first University-affiliated facility of its kind in the United States and is still the largest.|Medium Read
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M-Air autonomous aerial vehicle outdoor lab opens

Michigan Engineering now hosts advanced robotics facilities for land, air, sea, and space.|Medium Read
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Michigan researchers discover vulnerabilities in next-generation connected vehicle technology

The vulnerability allows an attacker to manipulate a new intelligent traffic control algorithm and cause severe traffic jams.|Short Read