News & Events

July 20, 2015

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.


July 19, 2015

The public is invited to an open house at the Mcity test facility.

March 26, 2015

U-M’s Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) has launched its Affiliates Program with 27 initial members from a wide range of industries.

February 12, 2015

A new software system developed at the University of Michigan uses video game technology to help solve one of the most daunting hurdles facing self-driving cars – the high cost of the laser scanners self-driving cars use to determine their location.

January 13, 2015

A 32-acre "mini-city" designed expressly for testing connected and automated vehicle systems, and other emerging 21st-century smart city technologies, is taking shape on the University of Michigan's North Campus.

September 05, 2014

A select group of companies will be the founding partners in the University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center (MTC), a major public-private R&D initiative that aims to revolutionize the movement of people and goods in society the university announced Friday.

August 15, 2014

Construction is progressing on the Mobility Transformation Center, a 32-acre cityscape for testing connected and automated vehicle systems.

Huei Peng, Associate Director, MTC
May 27, 2014

Thirty U-M faculty members from various disciplines attended a May 27, 2014 research forum on MTC:  Leading a Revolution in the Movement of People and Goods.

May 06, 2014

U-M’s Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) announced that key industry leaders from a variety of sectors, including Bosch, Econolite, Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and Xerox have joined the Center as its initial industry partners.

February 03, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation's green light to proceed with vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology is an important move forward, according to a University of Michigan auto safety expert.