Our Resources

CCAT has the most comprehensive university-based facilities in the U.S. for CAV research. By leveraging these unparalleled resources, CCAT emphasizes technology evaluation and deployments in the real-world testing environment, which is necessary in order to address the vast research challenges in an efficient and comprehensive manner. Here are a few examples of research facilities at our partnering institutions that are available to the CCAT researchers:

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Ann Arbor Connected Environment (AACE)

The University of Michigan is instrumenting the City of Ann Arbor to become the world’s first and largest CAV testing environment in real traffic conditions. Learn more

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Mcity Test Facility

Mcity is a simulated city providing safe, repeatable, off-roadway testing of advanced connected and automated technologies and system concepts. Learn more

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Michigan Traffic Lab (MTL)

The Michigan Traffic Lab is the traffic control center for Mcity and deploys a state-of-the-art advanced traffic management system. Learn more

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American Center for Mobility (ACM)

ACM is a testing and product development facility for future mobility, designed to enable safe validation of CAV technology and accelerate the development of standards. Learn more

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Advanced Transportation Research & Engineering Laboratory (ATREL)

ATREL is a state-of-the-art research facility that is home to the largest moveable accelerated pavement test facility in the world. Learn more

Transportation Laboratory at Akron

The Lab is equipped with advanced signal control systems supported by video, microwave, and laser speed/range detection systems as well as the spread spectrum radio communication system. Learn more

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Advanced Transportation Center (ATC)

ATC prepares the workforce for the transportation industry including intelligent transportation systems, advanced manufacturing and automotive services. Learn more

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The Integrated Driving Simulator

Purdue University has unique capabilities to capture driver behavior under simulated travel environments. The system generates online traffic flows based on CAVs. Learn more