NY Times: Michigan's New Motor City -- Ann Arbor
July 10th, 2017, 11:38 AM
Futuristic things are happening in the auto world in Ann Arbor.
In a story headlined: "Michigan’s New Motor City: Ann Arbor as a Driverless-Car Hub," Neal Boudette writes in The New York Times:
As the world looks ahead to a future of interconnected, self-driving cars, this college town 40 miles west of Detroit has emerged as a one-of-a-kind, living laboratory for the technologies that will pave the way.
Here, it is not uncommon to see self-driving Ford Fusions or Lexus sedans winding their way through downtown streets and busy intersections, occupied by engineers with eyes focused more on laptops and test equipment than the roadway.
Soon students and staff members at the University of Michigan will be able to get around the engineering campus on fully automated, driverless shuttle buses provided by a French company drawn to Ann Arbor by the university’s autonomous-car test track, known as MCity.