INSIGHT | Fall 2022

Wishing you peace this holiday season

The Mcity Team

Remembering Huei Peng
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.

$5.1 million NSF award enables next-generation AV testing at Mcity
"Mcity 2.0" will give academic researchers nationwide, many without testing resources today, remote access to the Mcity Test Facility, creating a more equitable field in mobility. A formal launch event was held at Mcity in October, with guest speakers from the National Science Foundation, Michigan Engineering, and the U-M Office of Research, along with U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Trevor Pawl, chief mobility officer for the state of Michigan.
Transportation data fuels innovation; access limited by unclear use standards
In a new white paper, Covington & Burling LLP, a Washington, DC-based global law firm and a member of Mcity's Leadership Circle, identifies barriers to accessing transportation data and explains the pros and cons of license provisions and contracting tools available to data providers. Valuable insights abound in data gathered by smart infrastructure in cities across the country that could help find ways to reduce traffic jams, make roads safer and bring more mobility options to more people.
Mcity on the Road
AutoMobili-D, Detroit
September 13-14, 2022
In September, AutoMobili-D returned to Huntington Place in Detroit (formerly known as Cobo Center) for the first time since 2019 as part of the 2022 North American International Auto Show. The state of Michigan's University Research Corridor (URC) showcased its work in transportation and mobility. The URC includes U-M, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. U-M's exhibit featured Mcity, CCAT and UMTRI.

ITS World Congress, Los Angeles
September 18-22, 2023
Mcity, CCAT and UMTRI headed to the West Coast to represent U-M at the ITS World Congress in September. Managing Director Greg McGuire, far left in the above photo, joined a panel discussion titled, "Live, Virtual, and Constructive Evaluation of Connected and Automated Vehicles." Mcity Director Henry Liu, not pictured, participated in a separate panel, "Methods for Improving Road Safety: Smart Infrastructure, Crowdsourced Data, and Safety Metrics."

Coming Events
Get a head start on planning for 2023. Check out what's coming.

TRB Annual Meeting
U-M Reception
January 8, 2023
Washington, DC
Will you be in Washington DC for the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting? Don't miss the University of Michigan reception at 6 pm, Sun, Jan. 8, brought to you by Mcity, CCAT, UMTRI and U-M Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. You'll find more information and a link to register below.
AV Safety Testing Workshop
2023 IEEE IV Symposium
June 4, 2023
Anchorage, Alaska
Mcity Director Henry Liu is among the organizers of an AV Safety Testing Workshop at the IEEE IV 2023--Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, being held June 4-7, 2023, in Anchorage, Alaska. Paper submissions are due February 1, 2023.

2023 CCAT Global Symposium
Presented by Mcity and UMTRI
April 4-5, 2023
Washtenaw Community College, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Focus: Mobility Innovation
  • Keynote speakers, topical panels, research track
  • Program and registration link coming soon
  • Attend in-person or virtually

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