Mcity is a space where U-M faculty and researchers, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, from a range of academic disciplines help shape the future of mobility.

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Research. Collaboration. Education.

Research is a priority. Mcity funds technology projects, but our interests extend well beyond the technical. We want to engage with faculty across campus: architecture and urban planning, business, law, public health, public policy, the social sciences, and more. Through this multidisciplinary approach, we’ll all better understand how advanced mobility vehicles will changes our lives as individuals and as a society.

Mcity is a learning environment. Part of our mission is to educate and train U-M students who will be leaders in the emergence of 21st Century mobility systems. Michigan Law and Michigan Engineering currently offer classes related to this field, and there are plans for more programs in the future.

TechLab at Mcity

TechLab at Mcity provides students with an opportunity to participate in sponsored company projects, giving them experience in developing cutting edge technology at early-stage startups in the automated and connected vehicle industry. The TechLab course offered by Michigan Engineering operates as an independent study, providing students a unique opportunity to explore coursework outside of a dedicated Michigan Engineering program and work with peers, colleagues and faculty across multiple disciplines. The program is managed by Michigan Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Mcity.

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Opportunities for Faculty

Mcity periodically announces a request for research proposals, typically annually. Click below to receive email notification about our next RFP.

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Opportunities for Students

In addition to TechLab at Mcity, students may be able to work with faculty on Mcity-funded research. In addition, we occasionally hire student interns. Please click below to be notified of future intern openings.

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