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Melanie Zauel

Senior Director, Planned Giving & Leadership Gifts

Michigan Engineering
Office of Advancement
(734) 647-7093

2105 LEC


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 Efforts

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

Join Us

  • 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.

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