Remembering Huei Peng: Professor, innovator and leader

December 16, 2022

Professor Huei Peng, who died Nov. 17, served as director of Mcity from 2016-2021. He led the Mcity team with passion for our mission, bringing his intellect to the work and his generosity and kindness to his role as a leader.

Among his many achievements, Huei built strong relationships with Mcity partners in industry and government that were instrumental in establishing Mcity as a leading public-private mobility research partnership. In addition, Mcity added a host of new technologies and capabilities at the Mcity Test Facility for connected and automated vehicles during Huei’s tenure, funded nearly 90 research projects and published more than a dozen white papers.

Huei led the Mcity Driverless Shuttle research project to learn more about consumer attitudes toward driverless technology, and he spearheaded development of a testing methodology — the Mcity ABC Test — that could be used as a blueprint for validating the safety of highly automated vehicles before they are tested on public roads.

Huei’s loss is felt not only by the Mcity community, but by Michigan Engineering, where Huei was the Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Michigan, and the automotive engineering community in Michigan and around the world.

The photo gallery below showcases Huei’s tireless efforts to share Mcity’s story and our vision of making transportation safer, greener, more equitable and accessible.

Read more about the impact of Huei’s work and his lifetime of achievement.

The Huei Peng Transportation Research Fellowship, honoring late Mcity Director Huei Peng, will provide funding for graduate students in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan who share Huei’s vision for improving society by making transportation safer, greener, more equitable and accessible.

You can contribute to the fund using this link.

Professor Huei Peng stands at podium with Mcity banner behind his right shoulder. Banner is blue with white print. Professor Peng has black hair and wears glasses. He is wearing brown jacket, white shirt and tie.
Former Mcity Director Huei Peng speaking at the 2017 Mcity Congress.

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