Mcity partners – from industry, government and academia – have the opportunity to be at the forefront of research and development, and collaborate in an open, mutually-beneficial, pre-competitive environment.

Where a Wide Range of Experts Collaborate

Realizing the promise of connected and automated vehicles requires the vision, commitment, and cooperation of a wide range of expertise and interests. Industry develops the products and services that make the system work. Governments at all levels have a role in encouraging innovation for the public good, setting the regulatory environment, and developing infrastructure. And U-M departments explore advanced technological concepts and social insights that underlie new visions and their implementation, and provide an independent resource for integration and evaluation, while training generations of innovators who will shape the future.

Mcity is convening partners who will work together to:

  • Envision the future and develop an integrated approach to the emerging mobility ecosystem
  • Anticipate and shape essential standards and regulations
  • Conduct research to address key opportunities and challenges
  • Test ideas, approaches, and technologies at a one-of-a-kind urban test driving laboratory as well as in on-road deployments
  • Identify and assess related social, economic, and political factors
  • Identify new markets and new approaches to existing markets

Public-Private Partnership

“We work with Mcity on automated driving technology. This gives us early access to the latest data and research findings in the area of vehicle automation while we collaborate with top industry stakeholders. It provides us with data to learn about the risks that may be mitigated by this technology and about new risks that may emerge.”

CHRIS MULLEN Director of Technology Research, State Farm