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Transportation technologies receive $600K from U. of Mich.

University| July 31, 2017

The statewide program funds translational research applications in advanced transportation materials, robotics and autonomy, sensors, electric vehicle drivetrain/propulsion, software/controls/data, and advanced manufacturing processes. 

Driverless shuttle service coming to University of Michigan

University| June 26, 2017

Will use two fully automated, 15-passenger, all-electric shuttles manufactured by French firm NAVYA to transport students, faculty and staff on a nonstop two-mile route.

Management & Operations| December 9, 2016

Driverless shuttle introduced at U. of Mich. specialized test site

A fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA will support research and provide self-guided tours of Mcity, the university's test site for connected and automated vehicles.

Management & Operations| December 9, 2016

[Video] Mcity Driverless Shuttle Debut

A fully autonomous, electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA will be introduced at Mcity, the University of Michigan’s one-of-a-kind test site for connected and automated vehicles. The vehicle will be used to provide tours of Mcity and to support autonomous vehicle research, initially through TechLab at Mcity, U-M’s incubator for mobility startups. This is the first use of the NAVYA ARMA in North America. Learn more: http://myumi.ch/JYXbN Published on Dec 6, 2016

University| November 7, 2016

Campus' on-demand transit system 'mashes up' Uber, fixed-route, light rail

Passengers could be trying out the new "hub-and-shuttle" system on the University of Michigan's North Campus as soon as summer 2017.

Sustainability| July 25, 2016

U.S. transportation sector increases carbon footprint, study says

Industry, still the nation's largest emitter, accounts for about 29% of all emissions — down from nearly 36% in 1990. However, transportation — the country's second-largest contributor to greenhouse emissions — has increased its share from 24% in 1990 to 27% in 2014.

University| April 11, 2016

U of Mich. selected as site for 3rd Toyota autonomous vehicle research facility

Although the focus of each of the three strategically located facilities will be broad, each will feature a different core discipline. TRI-ANN will focus primarily on fully autonomous (chauffeured) driving.

University| March 14, 2016

U. of Mich. puts plans for $38.5M transportation center on hold

In a letter to residents, university President Mark Schlissel acknowledged the university should have been more thoughtful and responsive when considering a development such as the $38.5 million center

Rail| February 25, 2016

U. of Mich. exploring light rail system to connect 2 campuses

Named the Connector, the light-rail system would have nine stops between the northeast and south side of Ann Arbor, with electric-powered vehicles traveling on standard railroad tracks.

University| November 9, 2015

U. of Mich. invests $1M in solving transportation challenges

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Transportation program, in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corp., offers an avenue for U-M researchers and innovators to discover commercial opportunities to advance their projects out of the lab and into the market.

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