• Driving technology forward

    A new autonomous electric vehicle is opening up groundbreaking opportunities for students and researchers.

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    $2.5 Million Grant

    Western researchers land $2.5M grant to accelerate energy efficiency in autonomous vehicles

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    When it rains, it stalls: WMU team studies weather impacts on autonomous vehicle technology

    Autonomous technology is driving the future of transportation worldwide. But what good are self-driving cars if they can only operate in perfect weather?

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    Autonomous vehicle research rolling onto WMU campus

    Transportation of the future has arrived on the Western Michigan University campus.

Research

Western Michigan University's Energy Efficient and Autonomous Vehicles Lab actively pursues a realization of sustainable and safe automotive transportation through research and development. Under the direction of Dr. Zachary Asher, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, the laboratory has  partnerships with industry, government, national laboratories and other universities to develop and commercialize key technologies in this space, including autonomous vehicle infrastructure, perception in adverse weather, resilience engineering and energy efficient operational techniques.