Michigan Researchers use augmented reality to speed up driverless vehicle testing

The Mcity Test Facility is located on North Campus and features over 16 acres of roads and traffic infrastructure. The facility allows researchers to test automated vehicles and other technologies in simulated urban and suburban driving environments.

With a virtual world, similar to the simulated environment of a video game, researchers can test real driverless vehicles in an almost infinite number of traffic scenarios that would be difficult and costly to test in real world environments. In the augmented reality testing environment, real autonomous vehicles interact with computer-simulated vehicles.