Improving traffic signal timing with a handful of connected vehicles

Traffic at one of the intersections in Birmingham, MI.

Improving traffic signal timing with a handful of connected vehicles

Communities could reduce costs and cut vehicle emissions—all in the name of shortening your trip

Traffic at one of the intersections in Birmingham, MI.
Traffic drives through one of the 34 intersections that was part of the connected vehicle data study in Birmingham, MI on Friday, December 8th, 2023.
Photo by: Jeremy Little/Michigan Engineering,
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Claudia Marovic Receives Outstanding Student of the Year Award (SOYA) for 2024

Headshot of Claudia Marovic standing in front of a white wall.

Claudia Marovic Receives Outstanding Student of the Year Award (SOYA) for 2024

Headshot of Claudia Marovic standing in front of a white wall.
Headshot of Claudia Marovic, the 2024 Student of the Year from the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT)

Every year, each USDOT-funded University Transportation Center (UTC) selects a Student of the Year which is awarded at the Council of University Transportation Centers

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CCAT Announces 2024 Funding Opportunity

CCAT Announces 2024 Funding Opportunity

CCAT Announces 2024 Funding Opportunity

Research Vehicle stationary at the Mcity Test Facility
Research Vehicle at the Mcity Test Facility

The Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT), the USDOT Region 5 University Transportation Center is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for 2024. Connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies hold the potential to substantially improve traffic safety, mitigate traffic congestion, reduce fuel

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CCAT Hosts Second Annual HBCU Conference with the University of Minnesota

The 2023 HBCU Conference Cohort

CCAT Hosts Second Annual HBCU Conference with the University of Minnesota

The 2023 HBCU Conference Cohort
The cohort from the 2023 HBCU Conference at the Minnesota Regional Transportation Management Center

In September, the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT) hosted its second annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Conference. This year, the event was held at

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Imad Al-Qadi Receives Transportation Research Board’s Roy W. Crum Award

Imad Al-Qadi Receives Transportation Research Board’s Roy W. Crum Award

Research team wearing masks standing on fresh pavement

The Illinois Center for Transportation Director will be presented with the award at the 103rd annual meeting


Named for Roy W. Crum, who served as the Board’s director from 1928 until his death in 1951, the Crum Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of

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Student Chapters from University of Michigan and Purdue University Awarded at ITE Annual Meeting

MiTSO Team at the 2023 Great Lakes District Annual Meeting.

Student Chapters from University of Michigan and Purdue University Awarded at ITE Annual Meeting

The clubs will move on to compete at the international level in Portland, OR this August

MiTSO Team at the 2023 Great Lakes District Annual Meeting.
L to R: Kristen Kwan, Youwen Duan, Jacqueline Buford, Zachary Jerome, Lily Craighead, and Jisoon Lim at the 2023 Great Lakes District Annual Meeting in
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World’s first realistic simulated driving environment based on ‘crash-prone’ Michigan intersection

Photograph of the State Street Ellsworth Road Roundabout.

World’s first realistic simulated driving environment based on ‘crash-prone’ Michigan intersection

Real-time data collected at the two-lane roundabout will be used to efficiently test the safety of autonomous vehicles

Photograph of the State Street Ellsworth Road Roundabout.
Photograph of the State Street/Ellsworth Road roundabout which serves as the data collection site for U-M research in Ann Arbor on Thursday, December 1, 2022.
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Nature Publication on simulated vehicles that reduce cost and time of AV testing cover page of March 23, 2023 Issue

Nature Publication on simulated vehicles that reduce cost and time of AV testing cover page of March 23, 2023 Issue

Michigan Traffic Lab team working on a laptop at the Mcity Test Facility
From left, Xintao Yan, Haojie Zhu, Shengyin Shen, and Haowei Sun prepare to conduct an autonomous vehicle test run at Mcity on North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, January
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