Washtenaw Community College has access to the world’s leaders in connected car development. The Center is strategically located near:
The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), which is currently conducting a USDOT-sponsored Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Program
Michigan-based automotive engineering facilities
US Environmental Protection Agency’s National Fuel and Emissions Laboratory
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
"The American Center for Mobility is a non-profit testing and product development facility for future mobility, designed to enable safe validation of connected and automated vehicle technology, and accelerate the development of voluntary standards."
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
"UMTRI researchers develop and test vehicle-based technologies for avoiding run-off-the-road crashes in passenger vehicles. They also study automotive collision avoidance, in-vehicle driver-assistance and safety systems, and integrated technologies between the vehicle and the infrastructure."
"The University of Michigan is joining with a team of industry, government, and academic partners to develop the foundations of a commercially viable ecosystem of connected and automated vehicles for moving people and goods. Such a system has the potential to dramatically improve safety, sustainability, and accessibility."
Six Midwestern universities including Washtenaw Community College are involved in the new U.S. Department of Transportation-funded Center for Connected and Automated Transportation. Other institutions are Purdue University, University of Illinois, University of Akron and Central State University
"LIFT, operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), is a public-private partnership to develop and deploy advanced lightweight materials manufacturing technologies, and implement education and training programs to prepare the workforce."
"Conduct an ongoing intelligent transportation system program to research, develop, and operationally test intelligent transportation systems and to provide technical assistance in the nationwide application of those systems as a component of the surface transportation systems of the United States."
"Knowledge Resources contain over fifteen years of summaries of the benefits, costs, lessons learned, and deployment status of specific ITS implementations, drawn primarily from written sources such as ITS evaluation studies, research syntheses, handbooks, journal articles, and conference papers. "
"The National Transportation Library (NTL) contains documents on intelligent transportation systems topics published or sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation. Most of the documents are in PDF format."
"State Transportation Statistics (STS) are a series of reports highlighting major federal databases and other national sources related to each state's infrastructure, safety, freight movement and passenger travel, vehicles, economy and finance, and energy and the environment"
"NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial. "
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America advances the research and deployment of intelligent transportation technologies to save lives, improve mobility, promote sustainability, and increase efficiency and productivity.
"The Institute of Transportation Engineers is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of ground transportation."
"ITS is a combination of electronics, telecommunications and information technology to the transportation sector for improving safety and travel times on the transportation system. It is not highways only, but includes all modes of transportation."
" The Council will provide the Governor and Legislature recommendations regarding changes to state policy to ensure Michigan continues to be the world leader in automated, driverless, and connected vehicle technology. "
"Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) is one of just 42 Advanced Technological Education Centers in the United States and is strategically located on Macomb Community College's (MCC) South Campus, in Michigan, the heart of the rejuvenated US auto industry."