How to schedule time on the test track

If you have previously reserved time in the Mcity Test Facility, or if you are a University of Michigan faculty member, staff or student, log in now.

If you are new to Mcity, follow these steps to create an account and access Mcity’s online Welcome Center for test track scheduling, documentation, apps and more. If you aren’t already a member, you may wish to consider membership for preferred access and reduced rates!

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For NSF-funded Academic Researchers

Through the Mcity 2.0 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers nationwide already working on NSF projects may receive funding to use the Test Facility. While Mcity 2.0’s remote capabilities are not yet fully operational, the physical test facility and research vehicles can be used by NSF-funded researchers now. 48 test days per year have been allocated for NSF projects.

1. Your Affiliation

Mcity Test Facility rates and access to the Mcity online portal are based on your membership level and affiliation:

  • Mcity Member
  • University of Michigan Faculty/Researcher
  • Other Academic Institution
  • Startup
  • Non-Member Organization
  • Government Agency
  • Non-Profit

Leadership Circle and Affiliate Members
If your company/institution is already a Leadership Circle or Affiliate member you may create an account and log in. Your email domain will be recognized and you will have full access to the online visitor portal and track scheduling. See current list of Mcity members here.

University of Michigan Faculty / Researcher
University of Michigan faculty, students, and staff have pre-approved access to the Mcity Test Facility, log in now.

Other Academic Institutions
Create an account and log in. Your .edu address will be recognized as an academic institution, but you will not be able to schedule time on the test track until your institution has executed the Mcity Track Agreement and submitted a certificate of liability.

If you are an NSF-funded researcher you may submit a request for support to use the Test Facility.

Startup, Non-Member Organization, Government Agency, Non-Profit
You may create an account and schedule time on the test track once your company/institution has executed the Mcity Track Agreement and submitted a certificate of liability.

Contact mcity@umich.edu to create an account.

Startups may also be eligible for funding through the state of Michigan. For more information, visit the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform.

2. Mcity Track Agreement

If you or your company/institution is new to Mcity, and before you schedule time on the test track, you will need to download and execute the standard Mcity Track Agreement and submit a certificate of liability insurance, as outlined in the agreement Attachment B on page 15. After your documents have been submitted and approved you may schedule time on the test track through the Mcity Welcome Center online portal. University of Michigan users are not required to complete a track agreement or submit a certificate of liability insurance.

Submit your completed documents to: mcity@umich.edu

3. Rate Card

Mcity Test Facility use rates, vehicle rental, and tour fees are based on membership level and affiliation. Download vehicle information here.

Leadership Circle Member Rates

Full DayHalf DayPer Hour
Whole Track$3,240$1,620
Technician
(Custom Installation)
$66
Use of Vehicle$640$320
Driver$66
Tour of Mcity$405

Effective November 1, 2023

Affiliate Member Rates

Full DayHalf DayPer Hour
Whole Track$4,861$2,430
Technician
(Custom Installation)
$99
Use of Vehicle$960$480
Driver$99
Tour of Mcity$608

Effective November 1, 2023

University of Michigan Faculty/Researcher Rates

Full DayHalf DayPer Hour
Whole Track$2,512$1,256
Urban Track$1,672$836
Highway Track$840$420
Technician
(Custom Installation)
$51
Use of Vehicle$496$248
Driver$51
Tour of Mcity$314

Effective November 1, 2023

Other Academic Institution Rates

Full DayHalf DayPer Hour
Whole Track$3,240$1,620
Technician
(Custom Installation)
$66
Use of Vehicle$640$320
Driver$66
Tour of Mcity$405

Effective November 1, 2023

Startup Rates

Full DayHalf DayPer Hour
Whole Track$4,861$2,430
Urban Track$3,235$1,618
Highway Track$1,625$813
Technician
(Custom Installation)
$99
Use of Vehicle$960$480
Driver$99
Tour of Mcity$608

Effective November 1, 2023

Non-Member Organization Rates

Full DayHalf DayPer Hour
Whole Track$7,777$3,889
Technician
(Custom Installation)
$158
Use of Vehicle$1,536$768
Driver$158
Tour of Mcity$972

Effective November 1, 2023

Government Agency Rates

Full DayHalf DayPer Hour
Whole Track$3,240$1,620
Urban Track$2,157$1,078
Highway Track$1,084$542
Technician
(Custom Installation)
$66
Use of Vehicle$640$320
Driver$66
Tour of Mcity$405

Effective November 1, 2023

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All reservations may be cancelled at no charge within two business days after they are made, regardless of the length or number of days reserved.
  • If you cancel after the cutoff windows below, Mcity will attempt to rebook your cancelled time. You will be charged for any portion of this time Mcity is not able to rebook.
    • Cancellations for reservations for one to three consecutive full/partial days of testing must be made at least three business days in advance to avoid incurring charges.
    • Cancellations for reservations for four or more consecutive full/partial days of testing or a special event* of any length must be made at least three weeks in advance to avoid incurring charges.

* A special event is defined as any use of the facility that does not involve research or testing of a product or service and requires coordination of Mcity event staff, or other U-M staff.

4. Create Your Account

All visitors to the online Mcity Welcome Center are required to register and set up an account.

Register and create account