CCAT Partners with U-M, Cavnue, and more on ‘Road of the Future’
Announced by Governor Gretchen Whitmer this afternoon, The Center for Connected and Automated Transportation is a partner in a project that will develop a first-of-its-kind corridor for connected and autonomous vehicles. Other partners on the project include Ford Motor Co., Mcity, U-M Transportation Research Institute, the American Center for Mobility, and master developer for phase one, Cavnue.
We are excited to join this revolutionary corridor to accelerated connected and autonomous vehicle deployments. This will serve as a pathway for historically underserved communities to achieve equity.Dr. Henry Liu, CCAT Director
The 40-mile corridor will connect the cities of Detroit and Ann Arbor and aims to close the transit gap for those living along it. CCAT Principal Investigator, James Sayer, participated in the announcement of the Michigan Connected Corridor today on a panel with Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, Paul Ajegba, Carolina Pluszczynski, and Jonathan Winer. Sayer discussed the importance of partnership in creating great social change and the opportunity to provide efficient mobility solutions for those that do not currently have them.
You can watch the announcement video below: