Rich Strader on mobility, research, and connecting campus to Corktown

Original Interview by U-M Business Engagement Center

Rich recently presented the annual Michael Korybalski Distinguished Lecture in the College of Engineering’s mechanical engineering department. When we have strong leaders, corporate partners and alumni all rolled up into one dynamic speaker, we love the chance to sit down with them and get some insight into their perspective.

Hydrogen fuel cells: With a database of 500,000 materials, researchers zero in on best bets

As researchers work toward next-generation electric vehicles, they may be hitting their heads on the ceiling of what lithium ion batteries can deliver. Meanwhile, a team of researchers from the University of Michigan are pushing the performance of a competing electric vehicle technology—hydrogen fuel cells—to new heights.

A hydrogen fuel cell is a zero-harmful-emissions power source that acts like a cross between a battery and a gas tank. It employs hydrogen as the fuel and harnesses the reaction between hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity. The only “emission” is water.

Connected and Automated Vehicle Conference is a Collaborative Success

The University of Michigan in partnership with the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD) successfully hosted an international workshop on April 27-30, 2019 on Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV). The conference brought together 130 attendees from the industry, academia, and government from all over the world to discuss the cutting edge research results moving connected and automated vehicle technologies forward.

Automotive Research Center funded with $50M through 2024

UM Record – With a $50 million contract from the U.S. Army, the University of Michigan’s Automotive Research Center will shift its focus to autonomous technologies for military ground vehicles.

The funding extends the center’s 25-year partnership with the Army through 2024.

Since its 1994 launch, the ARC has served a source of technology, modeling and simulation for the Army’s fleet of vehicles — the largest in the world.