Mobility Features - MSU Innovation Center

MSU Mobility spotlighted at North American International Auto Show

Michigan State University Mobility took center stage at the North American International Auto Show Thursday during a panel discussion with its peer institutions from the University Research Corridor, or URC, to highlight how the institution is leading the nation in preparing students who will take their talents into the ever-changing mobility industry. MSU University Distinguished … Continued


Campus as a Living Lab: Micromobility Research at MSU

Data from the National Travel Survey suggests that 28% of all trips annually in the US were less than a mile, and 60% used private vehicles. With such a large portion of US travel happening over such short distances, there is a significant opportunity to reduce emissions by shifting some of these trips from private … Continued


Michigan State University Foundation and MSU Announce Recipients of 2022 Strategic Partnership Grants

Dr. Ranjan Mukherjee from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, along with his colleagues, received the 2022 Strategic Partnership Grant for their proposal entitled Empowering Individuals with Disability in Employment Settings: An Ability-First Human-Centric Approach. To read more about how they plan to use multidisciplinary expertise in order to achieve greater inclusivity of people with disabilities … Continued


Ride Along with The State News on MSU’s Autonomous Bus

Starting at Commuter Lot 89 traveling down Farm Lane 2.5 miles to the MSU Auditorium – this is the route of Michigan State’s autonomous bus. The Karsan Autonomous e-ATAK bus is bright green with an interior to match. Spartan head decals decorate both sides and front of the 27-foot vehicle. Since plans were introduced last November, … Continued


MSU Solar Racing Team Shines Light on Innovation in Mobility

It is no secret the automotive industry is at a transformational crossroads. Many companies are working toward transitioning from the internal combustion engine to electrification and sustainable mobility. Helping to lead that transformation are the 75 students in the driver’s seat of the MSU Solar Racing Team, a student-run organization that designs, builds, and races … Continued


Ask the Expert: How to make our roads safer

“Ask the Expert” articles provide information and insights from MSU scientists, researchers, and scholars about national and global issues, complex research, and general-interest subjects based on their areas of academic expertise and study. They may feature historical information, background, and research findings or offer tips. Michigan State University’s Peter Savolainen is always thinking about how to … Continued


Creating Jobs and Investment in Mobility

The country is at the cusp of another automotive revolution, and this time the state of Michigan and Michigan State University will be at its epicenter. So proclaimed Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II during a mobility roundtable discussion at MSU’s College of Engineering on April 20. Gilchrist joined MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., … Continued


Spartans in the Driver’s Seat: The future of Autonomous Vehicles

At Michigan State University, researchers are accelerating the future of driving by making autonomous vehicles safer under any road or weather conditions. Integrating different technologies and using multimodal sensor fusion, they are leading innovation that allows autonomous vehicles to perceive the environment in challenging conditions like snow, heavy rain, and fog and react appropriately. “That’s … Continued


Mobility Feature: Eva Kassens-Noor

Dr. Eva Kassens-Noor is paving the way for the future of sociomobility through her research in resilience, sustainability and large-scale urban planning projects triggered by global forces. Currently an associate professor of Urban and Regional Planning in MSU’s School of Planning, Design and Construction and the Global Urban Studies Program, Dr. Kassens-Noor is also an … Continued


Mobility Feature: Tamara Bush

Dr. Tamara Bush, Interim Chair of Mechanical Engineering at MSU, is making transportation more accessible through her research on whole-body biomechanics. More specifically, her research analyzes seating mechanics, injury mechanics, vehicle interface research, universal design and clinical biomechanics. “I look at the needs of persons with disabilities,” Bush said. “Not only in terms of what … Continued


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