First license for AV testing software developed by U-M’s Mcity goes to American Center for Mobility

By | January 26, 2021

A unique new cloud-based operating system for testing connected or automated vehicles has for the first time been licensed for use beyond Mcity at U-M, where it was developed.

The Mcity OS software, which lets researchers create and execute complex, highly repeatable testing scenarios for vehicles has been licensed by the U-M Office of Technology Transfer to the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Mcity OS is especially useful in situations involving smart road infrastructure and intelligent transportation systems. ACM will use Mcity OS at its 500-acre Smart Mobility Test Center.

With Mcity OS, users can accelerate testing, reduce testing costs, and speed up overall product development. The software is controlled using a variety of internet-enabled devices, such as a smartphone, tablet/laptop or in-vehicle computer system, through an app developed by Mcity called Skyline. When Mcity OS is licensed for use at other testing sites, scenarios created at one location can be replicated at another, saving time and increasing the reliability of testing results.