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Next Generation Autos To Be Tested In Ann Arbor

May 8, 2014

A five mile test track on University of Michigan's North Campus may be the birthplace of the next generation of vehicles.  The Michigan Mobility Transformation Center hopes to be testing automated and connected vehicles by September.

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Director Peter Sweatman thinks they are creating a better transportation system than the one we've been using for the last 100 years.  It is Sweatman's hope that this work will bring new investors, businesses and jobs to the area.  

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.