MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY PARTNERS WITH CHINESE TO STUDY AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
The University of Michigan has announced a partnership with Chinese institutions to solve and improve global problems including the need for clean water technology and new transportation methods for future generations. The second project, a research agreement with Frontt Capital Management, a Shenzhen-based investment firm, aims to make advancements in autonomous and connected vehicles as well as in robotic technologies.
The $27 million collaboration with the firm will establish a joint research center for intelligent vehicles at the University and a robotics laboratory on North Campus. There will also be support for University researchers to design a testing facility in Shenzhen, which will resemble the unique transportation system in urban-suburban China.
This agreement aims to spur pilot research on connected and automated vehicles in collaboration with faculty and students from the University and the Chongqing Sokon Industry Group.
The partnership will push for new technologies, including electric and automotive vehicles. Regarding the incorporation of these new technologies in learning opportunities for University students.