More than a dozen companies are throwing their support – and dollars – behind the University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center and its plans to research and develop connected and automated vehicles.
A mix of automakers, suppliers, communications and technology companies – called the Leadership Circle – have pledged more than $1 million during the next three years to help the center, also known as the MTC, expand research program. Additional companies, known as affiliates, are also participating.
“We are on the threshold of a transformation in mobility that the world hasn’t seen since the introduction of the automobile a century ago,” said Dr. Peter Sweatman, director of the MTC. (more…)