A RAPid alert on behalf of the Mobility Transformation Center.
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Funding Opportunity - Deadline January 20

The Michigan Mobility Transformation Center (MTC)  is launching three pillar projects: Connected Ann Arbor, Connected Southeastern Michigan, and Automated Ann Arbor. These three pillars will ensure the University of Michigan creates and maintains world-leading research capabilities, technologies, policies, platforms and living laboratories to serve society’s needs for future mobility. 

Please note the submission deadline is Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Proposals are due January 20, 2016, and should follow the prescribed structure found in the Request for Proposals document and should include the Proposal Cover Sheet provided.
Award Amount: Up to $200,000
Key Resources: 

  • the 32-acre Mcity test facility designed to enable connected and automated vehicle research and development;
  • a fleet of connected vehicles and infrastructure already deployed in Ann Arbor;
  • collections of field naturalistic driving data.

Research Areas: A wide array of research topics will be considered, including but not limited to: Automation; Business models; Congestion management and reduction; Connectivity; Cybersecurity; Data analytics; Energy; Human factors; Infrastructure design and urban planning; Insurance implications; ITS interoperability; Legal issues; Mobility/congestion; Public policy; Regulatory issues; Safety; Standards; and Social implications.

Eligibility: University of Michigan faculty are invited to apply for research grants for projects that develop key mobility concepts and technologies.

MTC is a public/private partnership that aims to research, develop and deploy new mobility concepts, with a near-term research focus on both engineering and “beyond engineering” topics related to connected and automated vehicle technologies. 

For further information contact: Vicki Waters, watersvg@umich.edu.


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