From a bird’s eye view, Mcity with its roads, traffic signs and signals, sidewalks, street lights and other infrastructure may look like an average municipality. But this city is like no other. Mcity brings together an innovative group of academic, industry and government partners who are laying the groundwork for the nation through its ecosystem of connected and autonomous vehicles, moving goods and people wherever they want to go.
Since 2015, the University of Michigan along with 65 industry partners and more than $16 million in research and development projects has made Mcity a diverse and resource-rich environment that is realizing the potential of emerging mobility technology. Located on 32 acres on U-M’s North Campus, the world’s largest deployment of connected vehicle test environment and autonomous research are dramatically improving safety, sustainability and accessibility for mobility technology. And there is room for so much more, using Ann Arbor as a laboratory for the world.
Mcity offers companies and investors the potential to develop additional research projects, take part in public-private partnerships to work on new systems, testing and deployments as well as engage with U-M students on projects such as TechLab at MCity, finding the leaders of tomorrow in the emergence of 21st century mobility systems, industry startups and sponsored projects.