Wired Friday, July 20, 2018

Zoox flashes serious self-driving skills in chaotic San Francisco

Huei Peng, ME professor, and Matthew Johnson-Roberson, NAME and EECS professor, discuss the state of the art self-driving technology on display in San Francisco.

Bloomberg Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Uber’s fatal crash revealed a self-driving blind spot: Night vision

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, assistant EECS professor, is quoted.

Bloomberg Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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.

ABC Thursday, March 29, 2018

University of Michigan’s outdoor drone lab takes flight

Ella Atkins, AERO professor, is quoted.

Reuters Thursday, March 22, 2018

Self-driving car industry confronts trust issues after Uber crash

The fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car cranks up pressure on the self-driving vehicle industry to prove its software and sensors are safe in the absence of strong government standards, Professor Johnson-Roberson said.

Telegraph Thursday, October 5, 2017

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.

Big Ten Network Monday, September 25, 2017

Michigan’s VIVACE goes with the flow, quite literally: BTN LiveBIG

Michael Bernitsas, ME and NAME professor, is the project lead.

FOX Thursday, September 14, 2017

The next transportation race: Self-driving boats

Matthew Johnson-Roberson, NAME assistant professor, is quoted.

In the News Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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.

Forbes Thursday, March 9, 2017

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.”