Dataspeed, in partnership with AM General, Comet Mobility, Easterseals, and Michigan State University, has received a $1.77 million grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation. The grant was awarded to the winners of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge, which is dedicated to developing autonomous vehicles to shuttle NAIAS 2020 attendees. Select attendees can catch a ride from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to downtown Detroit during the NAIAS media days that take place June 8th through June 11th.

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The Challenge

Showcase technologies that build public confidence that autonomous vehicles are a safe, accessible transportation option 

The Mission

Engineer three autonomous shuttles on the AM General MV-1 platform, the only commercial vehicle that was designed and built specifically for wheelchair accessibility from the ground up

The Opportunity

Develop industry-leading automated vehicle algorithms and integrate over a dozen sensors to appropriately detect, predict, and react at varying levels of autonomy 




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The accessible shuttles will be providing rides from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Downtown Detroit. That's roughly 21 miles, 35 minutes, and a range of speeds from 25 mph to 70 mph.​




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Two companies were named the winners to provide autonomous transportation at this spring's Detroit auto show. FEV and Dataspeed won the Michigan Mobility Challenge in the North America International Auto Show 2020. ​
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During press and industry preview days June 8-11, Dataspeed Inc. and FEV North America Inc. will provide shuttle service in self-driving vehicles from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to downtown Detroit as part of the NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge.​
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Dataspeed will provide an accessible, automated shuttle service that will navigate Detroit’s busy streets. Each shuttle will be equipped with industry-leading vehicle software and sensors to appropriately detect, predict, and react during the pre-planned route. ​
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Dataspeed Inc. and FEV North America Inc. will be providing autonomous shuttle service Detroit Metropolitan Airport to downtown Detroit for media and industry preview attendees as part of the NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge.
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This year’s North American International Auto Show will kick off in forwarding fashion with autonomous cars. FEV and Dataspeed, mutually auto service companies, will provide autonomous vehicles for people to utilize to travel from the Detroit Metro Airport to NAIAS.
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MSU is part of the team led by Dataspeed – a provider of complete autonomous research and development vehicle integrations a technology – and includes AM General, Comet Mobility and Easterseals.
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Attendees of the upcoming North American International Auto Show will get a chance to ride in semi-autonomous vehicles because of two mobility programs announced here by Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II.
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A Michigan State University researcher joined a team that will put a new spin on transportation during the North American International Auto Show in the Motor City. The wheelchair-accessible vehicle that will shuttle car show visitors through Detroit won't turn heads quite like the shiny sports cars that will be on display inside TCF Center.
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Autonomous vehicle engineering provider Dataspeed has received a US $1.77m grant to develop shuttle services for attendees of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) media days.
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Visitors to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this June be able to get downtown in a unique fashion according to event organizers. A pair of autonomous vehicle companies will operate shuttles during the press preview and industry preview days that will take passengers to and from Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus and the TCF Center in downtown Detroit.
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