Ford, U-M testing autonomous cars in snow at Mcity

Typical autonomous vehicle sensors are useless on snow-covered roads, but researchers at U-M and Ford are collaborating on a solution.

In Michigan and on U-M’s 32-acre Mcity simulated urban environment, they have conducted what they believe are the industry’s first tests of autonomous vehicles in wintry conditions.

Ford announced the tests in January at the North American International Auto Show. U-M professors Edwin Olson and Ryan Eustice are leading this effort with Ford. The researchers’ combined expertise encompasses computer science, engineering, electrical engineering, naval architecture, and marine engineering.

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