Mobility Researchers Take On Detroit Auto Show

By Allison Mills | Published

Michigan Tech joins other universities and companies on the AutoMobili-D exhibit floor at the North American International Auto Show next week.

Mobility is the movement of people, goods and information. Interdisciplinary teams at Michigan Technological University tackle mobility research challenges in the air, on land and even underwater. At the North American International Auto Show, Michigan Tech researchers will be showcasing autonomous vehicle projects as part of the AutoMobili-D exposition.

With upwards of 150,000 square feet of space, the exhibit will feature more than 180 automakers, start-ups, government organizations, and others working on mobility. The university community has doubled for the 2018 exhibition.

Michigan Tech's booth will feature several demos and robots, and the floor of the booth will showcase an overhead view of the Keweenaw Research Center's winter driving test track—all the snow without having to walk on the icy track itself. A team from the Advanced Power Systems Lab will also be along, sharing their expertise in ground vehicle development and testing.

As a key research area that spans civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science and cognitive science, mobility needs more than traditional paths to move the field forward.

Beyond the traffic signs. Outside the yellow lines. Michigan Tech excels in unstructured environments.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

Last Modified 10:44 p.m. December, 11 2018