Together, our diverse partners have the opportunity to be at the forefront of research and development. We are addressing questions and issues that no single entity can resolve alone.

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The Foundation of Mcity

Our partners in industry, government, and academia are Mcity’s foundation. 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.

Government at all levels has a role in encouraging innovation for the public good, setting the regulatory environment, and developing infrastructure.

U-M faculty and researchers explore advanced technological concepts and social insights while training generations of innovators who will shape the future.

Where a Wide Range of Experts Collaborate

Mcity partners are working 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
  • Examine and understand related social and economic policy issues
  • Identify new business models and assess market viability