Then and Now: The Future of Moving People and Goods

In 2013 the University of Michigan announced plans to establish a mobility center and test facility to bring together the diverse expertise and resources required to realize the potential of emerging mobility technologies, and their commercial and economic viability. In 2015 the Mcity Test Facility opened and together with the Mcity private-partnership model we established an ideal, real-world environment for learning, innovating and exploring mobility systems and their role in our future communities.

Today our facility is capable of supporting a wide range of queries and exploration, from V2V connectivity and communication technologies like 5G to infrastructure and vehicle safety systems to emerging mobility solutions on land or in air for moving people and goods. The opportunities are limitless.



Industry partners currently collaborating with Mcity on future mobility solutions


Invested in research, development and deployment projects


U-M faculty, graduate and undergraduate students involved in Mcity activities


Mcity-funded research projects active at this time


Hours of testing and engagement logged at the Mcity Test Facility since January 2017


Datasets available to researchers and Mcity members

Join Our Community

Mcity is an established, trusted leader in mobility innovation. Our community of members and partners represents a deep bench of industry, startups, academic researchers, students, government, and non-profits all dedicated to advancing transportation.

Mcity provides:

  • A place for discussion, problem-solving, and common ground
  • Access to U-M mobility and transportation researchers from disciplines across campus
  • Connections to regional academic researchers and government entities through our partners at the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT)
  • Membership opportunity for industry and startups


Mcity and CCAT graphic with Academia, Industry, and Government partner logos