ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Michigan Daily reports that the University of Michigan formed a partnership with Chinese institutions to solve and improve global problems, including new transportation methods for future generations.

The university’s $27 million collaboration with Frontt Capital Management, a Shenzhen-based investment firm, will establish a joint research center for intelligent vehicles at the university and a robotics laboratory on North Campus. There will also be support for university researchers to design a testing facility in Shenzhen, which will resemble the unique transportation system in urban-suburban China.

A separate project aims to make advancements in autonomous and connected vehicles as well as in robotic technologies. For the full story, click here.