Michigan is leading the future of mobility. Committed to improving the lives and safety of Michigan residents and visitors, MEDC and PlanetM, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Transportation, have established two initiatives that will showcase the emerging mobility solutions in a real world deployment. Both challenges demonstrate Michigan’s roadways as a proving ground for automated vehicles solutions and highlight the rich automotive ecosystem Michigan offers to companies at all stages – from startup to OEMs.
The NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge calls on industry innovators to propose dynamic technology deployments that demonstrate how the way we live, work and play can be transformed by automotive and connected vehicle technology. Designed to highlight new, innovative mobility solutions for travel between Cobo Center and transportation hubs, hotels, restaurants and local points of interest, the challenges’ focus is on restoring Michigan’s existing infrastructure and developing the infrastructure of tomorrow. The technology demonstrations will be encompassed by a single mobile app that provides a seamless user-experience across the various projects, which will be demonstrated at NAIAS 2020.
MDOT and MEDC/PlanetM will collaborate with local stakeholders to determine desired routes, requirements, timelines and funding levels. Industry partners will also be asked to team up with academic partners to document the effectiveness and public acceptance of the mobility solutions that are selected and demonstrated.
For more information, visit: http://www.michigan.gov/NAIASMobilityChallenge.
The $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge is a grant initiative seeded with an $8 million legislative appropriation to address core mobility gaps for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans across the state.
The Challenge is a collaborative effort that is led by Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and PlanetM with collaboration from four other state agencies. A total of 13 projects in communities of varying sizes throughout Michigan have been funded.
For more information, visit: https://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,7-151-9621_17216_86614---,00.html.