What the first fatal collision between an autonomous car and a pedestrian reveals about how software reads the road
The tragedy of the first person killed by an autonomous vehicle points to a potential vulnerability with the nascent technology now being tested on the open roads: While robo-cars, powered by sophisticated sensors and cameras, can reliably see their surroundings, the software doesn’t always understand what it detects.
University of Michigan’s outdoor drone lab takes flight
Ella Atkins, AERO professor, is quoted.
How do cruise ships survive hurricanes?
Even a freak wave of a size conjured in popular imagination by movies such as The Poseidon Adventure would be unlikely to unduly trouble a modern cruise ship, explains NAME Professor Matthew Collette.
Michigan’s VIVACE goes with the flow, quite literally: BTN LiveBIG
Michael Bernitsas, ME and NAME professor, is the project lead.
The next transportation race: Self-driving boats
Matthew Johnson-Roberson, NAME assistant professor, is quoted.
There’s trained and there’s untrained
David Singer, NAME associate professor, comments on the training it takes to become a marine engineer, published in WorkBoat.
On the road to self-driving cars, Toyota’s first stop is crash-free Camrys
Ryan Eustice, NAME, EECS, and ME associate professor, told Forbes that “[w]ith a Guardian vehicle the palette of things the car can do would be way more than just using the steering wheel and stepping on the brake.”
Set-based design ushers in a modern approach to shipbuilding
Dr. Matthew Collette, NAME assistant professor and Dr. David Singer, NAME associate professors, spoke at a Naval summit about the evolution of design and what set-based design is.
Snyder appoints 12 to Michigan Council on Future Mobility
Ryan Eustice, NAME associate professor and vice president of autonomous driving for Toyota Research Institute, among those appointed.
How schools of fish inspired scientists to harness underwater power
Michael Bernitsas, NAME professor, is developing a device which collects marine hydrokinetic energy using the motion of water in waves or currents.