RoboSense, a global leader in LiDAR technology, has recently announced its membership in Mcity, a distinguished public-private mobility research center spearheaded by the University of Michigan. This strategic alliance positions RoboSense in a collaborative network with Mcity’s diverse industry members and government partners, including prominent entities such as Toyota, Ford, Honda, Denso, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Joining Mcity represents a significant step for RoboSense in maintaining its leadership in the rapidly evolving mobility sector. The company will contribute its advanced M Platform sensors and ground truth software to Mcity’s research and development initiatives.
A notable application of RoboSense’s technology will be its installation on a Ford Mustang Mach-E. This deployment aims to enhance data collection capabilities both within the state-of-the-art Mcity Test Facility and in real-world scenarios in Ann Arbor. Furthermore, RoboSense is set to offer valuable experiential learning opportunities to students through the University of Michigan’s Perot Jain TechLab at Mcity. This program, functioning as a start-up-in-residence, has already facilitated practical learning experiences for numerous U-M students and attracted several startups to Southeast Michigan.
“Partnering with RoboSense enables Mcity to stay innovative, adaptive, and on top of the latest technological advancements in the ever-evolving field of transportation,” remarked Henry Liu, director of Mcity and a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at U-M. He further highlighted the dual approach to data collection facilitated by this partnership: the extensive network of infrastructure-based sensors in Ann Arbor and the targeted capabilities of RoboSense’s vehicle-mounted, lidar-based perception system.
Peipei Zhao, President of North America at RoboSense, underscored the synergy between the two entities, citing the geographical proximity of RoboSense’s North American headquarters to Mcity and their shared commitment to enhancing transportation safety, sustainability, equity, and accessibility. “By providing our cutting-edge LiDAR hardware + software solutions and hands-on support, we are part of a collective effort to realize the future of mobility,” Zhao stated.
About RoboSense: Founded in 2014, RoboSense has established itself as a frontrunner in LiDAR-based perception systems. The company’s commitment to innovation is evident in its advanced hardware and software technology, exceptional manufacturing capabilities, and comprehensive testing and validation systems, all aimed at delivering high-quality, scalable applications to improve automotive and robotics systems globally.
About Mcity: Mcity at the University of Michigan is at the forefront of the mobility transformation, combining the expertise of world-renowned researchers, a unique test facility, and on-road deployments. Its collaborative approach, encompassing industry, government, and academia, focuses on advancing transportation in terms of safety, sustainability, equity, and accessibility, benefiting society at large.