University of Michigan Self Driving Cars

University creates a ‘fake’ 32 acre city to test self-driving cars

By on July 21, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

University creates a ‘fake’ 32 acre city to test self-driving cars

Tesla and Google aren’t the only companies aggressively exploring autonomous driving technologies. Earlier this week, a simulated 32 acre city opened up on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. The fake city, so to speak, was developed in conjunction with automakers, a slew of tech companies, and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

The goal? To test automated and connected cars in real world conditions.

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One in five want self-driving cars

By on April 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM.

One in five want self-driving cars

Twenty percent of us want cars that drive themselvesA new study from J.D. Power and Associates has revealed U.S. drivers are interested in adding one of the newest and most expensive technologies to their next vehicle — autonomous driving. The feature allows the vehicle to take control of acceleration, braking, and steering without any human interaction. While the technology is still being developed and tested, 20% of all car owners in the U.S. said they “definitely would” or “probably would” include the technology in their next vehicle, even after learning the estimated market price of $3,000. Prior to learning the price, however, a whopping 37% of people were interested in the feature. More →

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