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University of Michigan built an artificial town for testing autonomous cars

University of Michigan built an artificial city dedicated to testing autonomous cars. Spread over 32 acres, Mcity has 5 miles (8 km) of roads and can be reconfigured to generate new obstacles for autonomous cars.

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University of Michigan opened its own artificial city, Mcity. It is dedicated machinery and testing autonomous robots that are designed to make road transport safer. Basically, there is no driver Mcity Human actual vehicle controls that are on the eight kilometers of road, vehicle people who only observe the work being researchers vehicle relative to the environment. Because the city has buildings that can be moved false, autonomous cars can be different devises traps to test them guidance systems without jeopardizing road safety. Besides testing autonomous cars in Mcity other prototypes are tested and developed at the University of Michigan, such as a 3D printed car.

The city is crammed with sensors Mcity artificial and has more than 120 road signs. The latter can be damaged to simulate natural wear strategic road signs in real life and can be easily moved to try new road scenarios. In addition, the city has a section Mcity gravel, cobblestone roads, roundabouts, various special traffic signs and several intersections. All sensors and cameras all present are tabulated and ensure permanent monitoring of the data recorded by autonomous vehicles tested there.

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