Autonomous Vehicles

Glen Chou

Glen Chou receives the NDSEG Fellowship to improve the safety of autonomous systems

PhD student Glen Chou is focused on ensuring that autonomous systems, including cars and robots, never threaten human safety. |Short Read
A person in a military uniform sits in a chair during the experiment

U-M’s Automotive Research Center funded with $50M through 2024

With a focus on autonomy, ARC’s research will reduce the number of soldiers in harm's way, changing the military paradigm.|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
2015 Downtown Ann Arbor

‘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
Mangelson launches autonomous vehicle

Speaking like dolphins, a robot fleet takes on underwater tasks

Robot teams could inspect pipelines, dams, ships and more|Medium Read
air traffic control tower

Decentralized air traffic control for drone-laden skies

Autonomous control laws enable crash-free flights.|Medium Read
Adasa interface

Helping drivers use smart cars smarter

This conversational in-vehicle digital assistant can respond to drivers’ questions and commands in natural language|Medium 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
Satinder Singh Baveja

Toyota funds professorship in AI at U-Michigan

The new $2.5 million endowment to support a professorship is the second U-M sponsorship from Toyota|Medium Read
GM student group

ECE Expeditions travels to GM

The fall ECE Expeditions trip took 25 students to the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, MI, for an insider’s look into what an ECE alum might be doing in the high-tech world of modern transportation.|Short Read
A parked van with a decal reading "Connecting the Future"

Joining forces to innovate the future of mobility

The U-M Transportation Research Institute and Michigan Engineering bring together their complementary strengths.|Short Read
Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel

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