- We are actively pursuing a realization of sustainable and safe automotive transportation in a variety of global locations.
- Modeling, artificial intelligence, control, and optimization are leveraged to advance new technology toward commercial realization.
- January 2020 - Awarded a grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation to develop and pilot four semi-autonomous and teleoperational 2019 Kia Niros for media attendees of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI as part of the Michigan Mobility Challenge. It is a collaboration with FEV North America Inc. (lead), DriveU, and PolySync.
- January 2020 - Awarded a 1 year Technology Development Fund Award to develop safe autonomous vehicle operation in inclement weather
- October 2019 - WMU Autonomous Vehicle Project featured in several media outlets
July 2019 - Awarded a 1 year grant Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award to investigate In-Motion Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles
- January 2019 - Awarded a 1 year grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation to develop and pilot two autonomous electric shuttles on WMU campus for students with disabilities. It is a collaboration with Pratt & Miller Engineering (lead), Robotic Research, Comet Mobility, Easterseals, the University of Michigan, and Kevadiya.
December 2018 - Awarded a 2 year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to research mobility and energy improvements from vehicle and traffic control. It is a collaboration with Colorado State University (lead), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the city of Fort Collins, the city of Denver, and the clean cities coalition.
- July 2018 - The MCO Lab was awarded an NVIDIA GPU Grant to investigate autonomous vehicle control and fuel economy.