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MCITY

Working with the Michigan Department of Transportation, U-M researchers have designed Mcity, a unique test facility for evaluating the capabilities of connected and automated vehicles and systems. Mcity, a 32-acre connected and autonomous vehicle testing site that opened in 2015, simulates urban and suburban environments and is in high demand.

Occupying 32 acres at the University's North Campus Research Complex, Mcity simulates the broad range of complexities vehicles encounter in urban and suburban environments. It includes approximately five lane-miles of roads with intersections, traffic signs and signals, sidewalks, benches, simulated buildings, street lights, and obstacles such as construction barriers. Mcity celebrated its grand opening on July 20, 2015 with representatives from government, industry, & the university.