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Ann Arbor - a test bed for driverless cars?

11/4/2013

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University of Michigan researchers work to make Ann Arbor the first American city with a shared fleet of connected and driverless vehicles by 2021.

University of Michigan researchers work to make Ann Arbor the first American city with a shared fleet of connected and driverless vehicles by 2021.

Our world is changing.

More people than ever call our world home, and some days it seems all of them are on the road at the same time. We need safer cars, safer roads and more efficient systems to ease the strain on our environment and improve quality of life.

It’s up to us to make it better.

The U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) harnesses the expertise of Michigan Engineers and their University colleagues, joining with industry and government to drive innovation. UMTRI leads the connected vehicle race with MCity, a groundbreaking model connected-car city, and drives progress toward safe and sustainable transportation.

  • Alternative powertrains
  • Passenger safety
  • Accessible transit
  • Efficient freight

Let your vision move the world forward.

  • Support research that reduces auto accidents and saves lives.
  • Help develop affordable, efficient alternative ways to travel.
  • Help auto companies evolve and use next-generation technologies.

 to talk more about meeting this challenge.
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