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A specially equipped Lincoln MKZ, based at Mcity, is an open-source connected and automated research vehicle available to U-M faculty and students, startups and others to help accelerate innovation.
The Autonom, a driverless electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA, was introduced to North America at the Mcity Test Facility in December 2016. NAVYA is an affiliate member of Mcity.
The driverless NAVYA shuttle can carry up to 15 passengers. It is available for research projects and is used to demonstrate driverless vehicle technology at Mcity.
A researcher behind the wheel of Mcity’s Lincoln MKZ Open CAV, an open-source connected and automated vehicle research platform.
Mcity is the world’s first purpose-built facility for testing connected and automated vehicles and technologies under controlled, realistic conditions before trying them out in real traffic.
Building facades up to two stories high line the streets of Mcity’s urban downtown area.
Dummies can be used to test pedestrian avoidance technology in automated vehicles.
A 1,000-foot stretch of road at Mcity simulates a limited access freeway, with entrance and exit ramps, overhead road signs, guardrails and other features.
The Mcity Test Facility is a controlled environment designed for safe, repeatable testing of connected and automated vehicle technologies, such as bicycle detection.
A highway overpass is simulated at the Mcity Test Facility by a tunnel that blocks vehicles from wireless and satellite signals.
An aerial view of the Mcity Test Facility, which sits on a 32-acre site and features about 16 acres of roads and traffic infrastructure.
Building facades up to two stories high simulate an urban downtown area at the Mcity Test Facility.
The Mcity Test Facility at sunrise.
The Mcity Driverless Shuttle carries passengers on U-M's North Campus.
The Mcity Driverless Shuttle on its route at U-M's North Campus Research Complex.
Mcity's Lincoln MKZ driverless open-source research vehicle on the streets of the Mcity Test Facility.
Mcity's driverless Lincoln MKZ research vehicle on a traffic roundabout at the Mcity Test Facility.
Mcity's driverless Lincoln MKZ research vehicle avoids a collision during demo of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies.
Inside the Michigan Traffic Lab, simulated connected vehicles can interact with real vehicles inside the adjacent Mcity Test Facility.