Mobility experts from the three universities that make up Michigan’s University Research Corridor – Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University – join mobility business experts from MICHautoand the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Office of Future Mobility and Electrification to talk about the exciting new discoveries being made on campus and how the URC universities are providing the talent and research keeping Michigan at the forefront of mobility innovation, including new developments in autonomous vehicles, expanded mass transit, and new approaches to road construction technology and charging infrastructure, among other changes.

NOTE: For reporters planning to attend next week’s Mackinac Policy Conference, where mobility will be discussed, the URC news conference is an excellent way to learn more about what’s happening in Michigan’s mobility industry ahead of the conference.


Britany Affolter-Caine, University Research Corridor Executive Director

Glenn Stevens, MICHauto Executive Director

Satish Udpa, MSU University Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Interim Director of Mobility

Jim Sayer, U-M Transportation Research Institute Director

Dr. Weisong Shi, WSU Wayne Mobility Initiative Chair

Kathryn Snorrason, Michigan Economic Development Corporation Office of Future Mobility and Electrification Managing Director


9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 via Zoom


Registration is required ahead of the press briefing. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.