UM set to open driverless-car test site Mcity on Monday

The University of Michigan will officially open its new testing site for connected and driverless cars on Monday.
The 32-acre testing grounds, called Mcity, are designed to simulate urban and suburban roads with a network of controlled intersections, traffic signals, streetlights, sidewalks, construction obstacles and more, the university said in a release.
The $6.5 million test track is operated by UM’s Mobility Transformation Center and is an extension of a $22 million, federally funded pilot program to study connected vehicle technologies at the university.