Why People Keep Rear-Ending Self-Driving Cars
NAME Associate Professor Matthew Johnson-Roberson weighs in on the implications of autonomous vehicles driving on public roads.
ABS Endowed University Chair Series: Dr. Armin W. Troesch
The ABS Endowed University Chair Series was created to highlight ABS’ various university partnerships. Through these partnerships, the ABS Endowed University Chairs conduct research in areas that are vital to the maritime industry.
August Sturm named to Inter-Collegiate All-American Sailing Team
The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) has named August Sturm (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan) to its 2017-18 All-Academic Sailing Team. The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2017-18 academic year.
SkyRyse makes helicopters smarter to ease pilots’ work
Mark Groden, NAME alum and founder & CEO of SkyRyse is providing technology for helicopters that is a precursor to future autonomous flying aircrafts. It has a contract with the city of Tracy to handle medical emergencies starting next year.
UM Alums win 2018 Detroit Cup
Local-based Ryan Seago and his crew of Chris Cyr and Matt Graham (UM alumni) won the 11th edition of the Detroit Cup, dominating the Grade 2 international event over a field of ten teams from the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
North America’s First LNG Bunker Barge Delivered
The first LNG bunker barge built in North America (with the help of NAME graduates) has been delivered by Conrad Industries to TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico.
Waterproofing Crew Seals Historic University Marine Lab
Despite over a century of constant water exposure, the diligence paid by the school to proper maintenance and the expertise of crews such as BnE’s waterproofing applicators allows the lab to continue running in peak form today.
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.
Uber’s fatal crash revealed a self-driving blind spot: Night vision
Matthew Johnson-Roberson, assistant EECS professor, is quoted.
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.