Posted by Eric Tindall on Sep 12, 2019
On September 12, 2019, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North went to MCity for a look at the Automated Vehicle Test Track located on the University of Michigan Campus at 2905 Baxter Rd Ann Arbor.
 
Mcity is the world’s first purpose-build facility for testing connected and automated vehicles and technologies under controlled, realistic conditions before trying them out in real traffic.
 
Dr. Huei Peng, director of the Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) at the University of Michigan, gave the club a tour of the test track in the MCity Driverless Shuttle. The Mcity Driverless Shuttle is a 11-seat, all-electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA.
 
During the tour of the test track we went past building facades up to two stories high line the streets of Mcity’s urban downtown area. The tour took us past urban and suburban streets, plus road signs, pedestrian crossings and other features to simulate real-world urban and suburban driving conditions. Lastly we went under a highway overpass that blocks vehicles from wireless and satellite signals.
 
 
MCity Driveless Shuttle
 
Autonomous Vehicle 
 
End of Tour