INSIGHT | September 2023
Top Michigan universities share mission: lead mobility research, train next-gen leaders
AutoMobili-D Huntington Place
The University of Michigan, including Mcity, joined forces with Michigan State University and Wayne State University in a joint exhibit at the AutoMobili-D technology show held Sept. 13-14 as part of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Leaders from the three universities participated in a panel discussion about what they're doing to advance transportation research and train the mobility leaders of tomorrow.

Humanetics joins Mcity as Affiliate, adds active safety testing capabilities at track
New tools will help researchers conduct comprehensive evaluations of emerging autonomous vehicle and driver assist technologies at the Mcity Test Facility.

Introducing Mcity Research Director Greg Stevens
Greg Stevens, former Ford Motor Co. executive, joined Mcity in August. He helps steer the center’s strategic mobility research plan and oversees our industry partner research program.

Fellowship honoring former Mcity Director Huei Peng will support graduate students
We invite you to honor former Mcity Director Huei Peng, who died last November, by contributing to a fellowship to be established in his name by the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan.

Staff for MI federal lawmakers tour mobility research sites on U-M tour
Leaders from Mcity, the U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), and the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT) met with Congressional staffers in August to highlight federally-funded transportation research projects that align with U.S. Department of Transportation priorities, including equity and electrification.

Coming Events
Assistive Devices/Applications for Future Mobility Summit -- Part Two
9 am - 3 pm EDT
Oct. 12, 2023
Mcity Auxiliary Building

The summit is geared toward automakers and suppliers, as well as state and municipal Departments of Transportation focusing on accessible and barrier free mobility.

  • Why accessible mobility is important now and in the future
  • SAE's work to develop standards for accessible vehicle design
  • Keynotes from academia and industry professionals working on transportation accessibility
  • Workshops on disability types and available solutions

The summit is sponsored by the Accessible Mobility Collaborative, a cohort of non-profit organizations collectively focused on accessible mobility. AMC Members include: AARP, Autonomous Vehicle Alliance, CALSTART, Foenix Mobility Rising, ITSA, Mcity, and SAE.


Mcity at the University of Michigan is an interdisciplinary, public-private partnership bringing together industry, government, and U-M researchers across campus to transform mobility for the benefit of society.