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