DetroitMichigan’s commitment to becoming the global leader in next-generation mobility research and development received a big boost this week with the opening of the University of Michigan’s MCity test track in Ann Arbor. The track’s 32 acres include urban and suburban simulations for connected and autonomous vehicles, complete with streets, intersections, traffic lights, sidewalks and construction obstacles. The opening of MCity aligns with the recently announced Michigan Mobility Initiative, led by the Detroit Regional Chamber’s MICHauto program, and is a positive step forward to ensuring the state and region are well positioned to compete in the area of smart and connected mobility.


The state’s connected culture will be a key focus at this year’s MICHauto Summit, held in conjunction with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), on Sept. 30 at Cobo Center. Announced speakers include: Kevin Kerrigan, senior vice president of the State of Michigan’s Automotive Office; Andreas Mai, director of smart connected vehicles for Cisco Systems Inc.; and Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation. For more information and a complete list of speakers, click here.


Source: Detroit Regional Chamber


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