Autonomous and Connected Car 'Corridor' Connects Cities
The University of Michigan is partnering with the state of Michigan, Ford Motor Company, and others to develop a first-of-its-kind corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles. The corridor is designed to advance smart infrastructure and future mobility. Initial project partners also include the university's Mcity Test Facility, U-M Transportation Research Institute, the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation; and the testing facility the American Center for Mobility. The first phase of the project is a feasibility assessment to test technology and explore the viability of a 40+-mile driverless vehicle corridor featuring lanes that support transit and shared mobility options in addition to private vehicles between Downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor.