Driverless Car Testing and Big Data Intersect in Simulated City

At MCity, the University of Michigan’s stage-set village for driverless cars, which launched last month, it’s not just the automakers that are experimenting. “Sure, we have the autos, but also insurance, telecom, big data, et cetera,” says Peter Sweatman, the head of the University’s Mobility Transformation Center. “They don’t generally get in the same room with each other. This is highly unusual.