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Dingell Announces $2 Million for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology Research for American Center for Mobility

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today announced the American Center for Mobility (ACM) in Ypsilanti will receive $2,034,651 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for the NEXTCAR Phase-II Program. The title of the project is Measurement of Energy Efficiency through Track Testing within Augmented Reality Integrated Simulations for CAV System (METRICS).
“This funding for the American Center for Mobility will further our understanding of energy saving technologies and how they can be incorporated in connected and autonomous vehicles as we continue to shape the future of the auto industry,” said Dingell. “Connected and autonomous vehicle technologies are central to this new era of mobility, and I am proud that Michigan continues to lead the country and the world in research and innovation.”
ARPA-E advances transformative energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment. The disruptive Research and Development technologies developed by ARPA-E awardees work to increase efficiency, decrease emissions, and drive U.S. technological leadership.
Learn more about the project here.
Rep. Dingell is a leader in Congress in advancing and investing in connected vehicle technology. Last year, Dingell secured nearly $10 million for connected vehicle research at the University of Michigan.
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