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Ann Arbor Spark

August 6, 2015

U-M Opens Mcity Testing Facility

mcityjul1806ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan has 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.

“We believe that this transformation to connected and automated mobility will be a game changer for safety, for efficiency, for energy, and for accessibility,” said Peter Sweatman, director of the U-M Mobility Transformation Center. “Our cities will be much better to live in, our suburbs will be much better to live in. These technologies truly open the door to 21st century mobility.” Read more

Click here for a map of the 32-Acre Outdoor Lab.  The world’s first full-scale simulated urban environment.