Autonomous Vehicles

News and information about vehicles which can drive themselves without human supervision or input. Unmanned vehicles are vehicles which are either controlled remotely, or perhaps operate autonomously.

MCity To Access Autonomous Vehicle Safety Before Road Tests

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan’s Mcity autonomous and connected vehicle testing center announced a test track-based concept for evaluating the safety of highly automated vehicles before they’re tested on public roads that UM officials say could emerge as a model for a voluntary standard for safety testing. The project comes after two highly

By |2019-01-17T11:52:40-05:00January 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Mobility, Auto Industry To Create 100,000 Jobs – Six Times More Than College Graduates

DETROIT – Self-driving and electric cars will help create more than 100,000 mobility industry jobs in the United States in the coming decade, including up to 30,000 jobs for engineers with degrees in computer-related subjects. The demand could be as much as six times the expected number of such graduates, exacerbating the industry’s already significant

By |2019-01-17T11:52:40-05:00January 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

65 Mobility Startups To Showcase Products, Services At NAIAS – Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT – Sixty five mobility startups from 10 countries will be exhibiting during the press preview and industry days at the North American International Auto Show – aka Detroit Auto Show – at the 3rd annual AutoMobili-D exposition, Jan. 14 – 17, 2019. AutoMobili-D is a 150,000 square-foot exhibition featuring a wide range of automakers, suppliers, investors and

By |2018-12-19T15:45:59-05:00December 19th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

Einride, Ericsson, Telia Partner On 5G To Bring Autonomous, All-Electric Vehicles To Market

JONKOPING, Sweden - The installation of Einride’s autonomous electric transportation system will be the first commercial application of their all-electric vehicles in the world, and it is made possible by Ericsson’s 5G technology. The partnership begins with the installation of a 5G network, 4G radio with 5G core in collaboration with Telia, a leading telco

By |2018-11-09T10:55:48-05:00November 9th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

MSU Campus Transforming Into Advanced Mobility Ecosystem

EAST LANSING – Michigan State University is transforming its 5,200-acre campus into a live, connected ecosystem to drive mobility research and development to advance smart-vehicle technology and better understand the human element. With much of the transformation already complete across its urban, suburban, industrial and rural zones, MSU’s controlled infrastructure and active campus make it

By |2018-11-05T11:14:53-05:00November 5th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

PlanetM Startup Grants: Panel Discussion And Webinar

DETROIT - NextEnergy is hosting a panel discussion and webinar noon Dec. 11 for anyone wanting to learn more about the the PlanetM Startup Grants. The grants provide access to $1.3 million in funding for global mobility startups to test, validate and prove out new technologies with the goal of making transportation easier, safer and

By |2018-10-31T16:46:12-04:00October 31st, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Wards Intelligence Hires Connected Car Expert To Lead WI Mobility Practice

SOUTHFIELD – Wards Intelligence has hired connected car and smart mobility expert Doug Newcomb as a senior analyst to lead WI’s mobility practice. Newcomb joins WI from C3 Group, LLC, a West Coast mobility and events consulting firm, headquartered in the Portland, Ore. area, where he has served as president since 2013. Prior to launching

By |2018-10-11T14:34:07-04:00October 11th, 2018|Autonomous Vehicles, New Products / Contracts|

Honda To Invest $750 Million In GM’s Cruise To Accelerate Self-Driving Car Development

DETROIT - Cruise, the self-driving car startup backed by General Motors, is getting a $750 million investment from Honda, creating a market value for Cruise at $14.6 billion. Honda has been lagging in the competition to bring Connected and Autonomous Vehicles to market, so this deal gives the Japanese car maker the chance to catch

By |2018-10-04T20:04:23-04:00October 4th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

First In The Nation Autonomous Truck Platooning Study At American Center For Mobility

YPSILANTI TWP. — The American Center for Mobility has gathered a team of organizations representing defense, academia and the public sector to further research and test automated convoy platooning in a two-year study that will feature both military and commercial grade trucks, the first of its kind in the nation. The study aims to autonomously

By |2018-09-27T16:15:52-04:00September 27th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

UM Shares Driverless Shuttle Experience In New Case Study

ANN ARBOR — As global interest in driverless vehicle services grows, the University of Michigan has released a case study documenting its experience launching an on-campus driverless shuttle research project through its Mcity autonomous and connected vehicle test area. It is believed to be the first study of its kind, and expands the body of

By |2018-09-21T11:15:45-04:00September 21st, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|