• The Road to Autonomous Vehicles

    Autonomous vehicles are well on their way to being a reality.  The videos below give a sense of where we are today, and what we still need to do to get autonomous vehicles on the road.

    Testing Facilities Technology Development Trials and Test Drives

    Trials and Test Drives

    Autonomous Driving - Bolt

    The Chevrolet shows off its autonomous driving skills on the streets of San Francisco.

    Chevrolet Bolt EV Autonomous Drive Demo

    Autonomous Driving - Fusion

    A retrofitted autonomous Ford Fusion wends its way through the crowded and hectic streets of Jerusalem.

    Ford Fusion Autonomous Drive Demo

    Autonomous Driving - Tesla

    Tesla shows off its autonomous driving skills, including a valet park feature that will drop you off at the door while the car parks itself.

    Autopilot Full Self-Driving Hardware

    The Landscape of Self-Driving Cars

    David Pogue surveys a landscape that features the Tesla Autopilot, and Lyft's self-driving taxis.

    Self-Driving Cars, where we are, where we are going.

    The Empty Car Convoy

    Hyundai demonstrates its autonomous capability with an impressive stunt.

    Hyundai : The Empty Car Convoy


    Testing Facilities

    Planet M

    Planet M is working in partnership with automobile manufacturers and suppliers, universities, and local agencies to create a connected vehicle environment centered along the freeway and surrounding network in the metropolitan Detroit area.

    In Michigan, advancement is a top priority.


    A test track at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to study the various scenarios of automated driving under the real world conditions, including gravel roads, aging signs, and the different materials, hazards, and obstructions that drivers face every day.

    A driving tour of the Mcity test facility
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


    Technology Development

    Seeing the Road Ahead - And Everything On It

    The technology to see the road and surroundings continues to improve.

    Road Show by CNET, Detroit Auto Show 2018
    Magna's new car technology is really smart


    Cybersecurity is the protection of automotive electronic systems, communication networks, control algorithms, software, and underlying data from malicious attacks, unauthorized access, or manipulation.

    Thermal Cameras for Smarter Cars and Safer Roads

    FLIR is empowering the automotive community to create the next generation of safer, more efficient ADAS and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems using cost-effective thermal cameras.