Imagining a Driverless Future & Testing Technologies at "MCity"
University of Michigan engineers are visualizing how a typical morning with a driverless car might go, and what steps need to be taken for that future to be realized. Mcity is 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. Mcity is a 32-acre simulated urban and suburban environment that includes a network of roads with intersections, traffic signs and signals, streetlights, building facades, sidewalks, and construction obstacles. It is designed to support rigorous, repeatable testing of new technologies before they are tried out on public streets and highways.