A 32-acre “city” where driverless cars will rule the roads opened Monday on the University of Michigan campus.
The facility, called “MCity” was developed to mimic urban traffic systems, with several different roadways and unpredictable events that match a true driving experience.
According to Bloomberg, MCity in Ann Arbor, Michigan has a bridge, a tunnel, obstructed views, angled intersections, a traffic circle and many building facades. There’s even “Sebastian,” an engineered pedestrian that can step into traffic to test whether the vehicles can sense him and act accordingly.
The investment cost of MCity was $10 million, Michigan Radio reports. The majority of the cost was covered by the University of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Transportation.
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