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New-Vehicle MPG Drops Again in November

The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute has shown a drop in average sales-weighted miles per gallon for the month of November.

Work-Related Driving Time Rises in Past Decade

Daily commuting and work related traveling has increased slightly while total travel time per person has decreased over the past 11 years, according to a study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

Chevrolet City Express Finds its Place in Smaller Fleets

Launched in 2014, the all-new 2015 Chevrolet City Express cargo van has already found a place in businesses across the country and across segments. Small businesses, in particular, are adding the City Express to their fleets.

Mich. Connected-Car Test Site Takes Shape

Auto transportation has begun to undergo transformative changes because of advances in connected-vehicle technologies. Development of these technologies has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives each year in the U.S., and the University of Michigan campus will soon serve as a major test bed for this groundbreaking work. M City is due for completion in late spring. For the full story about the U-M testing facility, called M City, click here.

U-M Will Build Driverless-Car Utopia

This summer will see construction of a simulated city on the north campus of the University of Michigan. Once completed, this fake municipality will serve as a testing facility for self-driving cars. Researchers will test how automated and networked vehicles respond to hazardous traffic events and road conditions. Here's a video report from NewsyTech. To read the story, click here.