Debbie Dingell, U.S. Congresswoman has announced a $2.47 million grant that will fund the creation of the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT) at the University of Michigan. This grant comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation and will go towards funding research focused on connected vehicles and infrastructure along with autonomous vehicles.
CCAT, housed at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), is a consortium with university partners including Akron University, Central State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University, and Washtenaw Community College. Dr. Henry Liu, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, is the consortium’s Director. Debby Bezzina, Project Manager for the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment at UMTRI, is the Managing Director.
The full press release can be read below: