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Driverless cars top agenda for national engineering leaders

With a focus on driverless and connected vehicles, the National Academy of Engineering held a regional meeting at Michigan Engineering in May. NAE members comprise the nation’s most influential engineers.|Short Read
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Audrow Nash earns NSF Fellowship for unmanned aerial vehicle research

Audrow's research focuses on using coordinated groups of UAVs to continuously and autonomously survey biogas emissions in landfills. |Short Read

Shedding light on new FAA regulations

Ella Atkins, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, explains the new restrictions on unmanned aircraft at universities and how these policies are preventing student and faculty research.|Long Read
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New Toyota autonomous vehicle hub boosts region’s leadership in transforming mobility

In a step that bolsters the region’s strong driverless technology development ecosystem, U-M will be collaborating with Toyota to establish an autonomous vehicle research base in Ann Arbor.|Short Read
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Genevieve Flaspohler selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Genevieve will continue her research in the MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute joint program, pursuing a PhD in computer science with a focus in oceanography.|Short Read
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Autonomous cars in snow: Ford, U-M test at Mcity

Typical autonomous vehicle sensors are useless on snow-covered roads, but researchers at U-M and Ford are collaborating on a solution. At Mcity, they’ve conducted the industry’s first tests of autonomous vehicles in wintry conditions. |Short Read
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White House honors U-M’s James Sayer for transportation work

Sayer, research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, deployment director for the U-M Mobility Transformation Center and adjunct professor of CEE, is one of 11 recipients who'll receive a Transportation Champions of Change Award.|Medium Read
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Thundering towards nationals: UM Autonomy Team

Buoyed by a sleek new hull design, the University of Michigan autonomous boat team finished third out of 16 competitors in the 2015 Roboboat competition, held recently in Virginia Beach, Virginia.|Medium Read
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Building better RoboBoats: UM::Autonomy takes third at international competition

For this year’s competition, UM::Autonomy performed a complete hull redesign, motivated by instability in their previous designs.|Short Read
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U-M opens Mcity test environment for connected and driverless vehicles

The University of Michigan today opened Mcity, the world's first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.|Medium Read
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An autonomous ‘SmartCart’ test bed at U-Michigan

A fleet of autonomous "SmartCarts" -- high-tech, 3D printed, low-speed electric vehicles -- could one day zip around U-M's North Campus, taking students, professors and staff to class, labs and offices while also serving as one of the first test beds for on-demand autonomous transit.|Medium Read
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Steven Parkison earns NSF Fellowship to design tools for the future of autonomous cars

The goal of Steven’s research is to improve vision-based perception systems on cars and to create an extra layer of safety. |Medium Read