Teaching Cars to Drive

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor, Features Manager; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 3, Pg. 52-59,74-74


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The Michigan-based American Center for Mobility is located at a former World War II bomber factory, later an auto plant, that was environmentally challenged after decades of industrial use. Though the environmental remediation process remains ongoing, the site has been converted into a comprehensive testing facility for connected and automated vehicles. Designed to simulate multiple real-world driving experiences under all possible weather and roadway conditions, the test facility features the latest in intelligent transportation system technologies.

Subject Headings: Intelligent transportation systems | Automobiles | Industrial facilities | Environmental issues | Highway and road design | Smart buildings | Explosions | Mitigation and remediation

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