Results for - Mcity, Michigan

1,759 voters participated in this survey

1. Have you heard of Mcity, Michigan?

Yes
6%
105 votes
No
85%
1,495 votes
Undecided
3%
51 votes
Not Applicable
6%
108 votes
Mcity is a 32-acre fake city or compound in Ann Arbor that replicates the look and transportation feel of real-world streets, crosswalks and on-ramps, all of which help Ford engineers working on self-driving car technology to tweak sensors to react to given situations the same way time after time. Google has been testing autonomous cars since 2008, both on the city streets (in Mountain View, California, and now Austin) as well as at a closed facility in California. However, most experts agree that making self-driving cars truly ready for the real world will include making sure they don't go blind in blizzards or other weather that might throw off a car's radar, lasers or cameras – the three main ways a vehicle can finds its way around the world without a driver helping out. Do you think this makes the vehicle ready for the real world?

2. Mcity is a 32-acre fake city or compound in Ann Arbor that replicates the look and transportation feel of real-world streets, crosswalks and on-ramps, all of which help Ford engineers working on self-driving car technology to tweak sensors to react to given situations the same way time after time. Google has been testing autonomous cars since 2008, both on the city streets (in Mountain View, California, and now Austin) as well as at a closed facility in California. However, most experts agree that making self-driving cars truly ready for the real world will include making sure they don't go blind in blizzards or other weather that might throw off a car's radar, lasers or cameras – the three main ways a vehicle can finds its way around the world without a driver helping out. Do you think this makes the vehicle ready for the real world?

Yes
14%
240 votes
No
33%
584 votes
Undecided
38%
666 votes
Not Applicable
15%
269 votes
Mcity opened this past summer and is a joint project of the University of Michigan and the state's Department of Transportation. Ford is one of a few large automakers contributing $1 million over three years to Mcity, which features storefronts, traffic lights, pedestrian zones and other real-world infrastructure to better train autonomous cars on how they need to react in a range of scenarios. Do you think more automakers should contribute to their studies?

3. Mcity opened this past summer and is a joint project of the University of Michigan and the state's Department of Transportation. Ford is one of a few large automakers contributing $1 million over three years to Mcity, which features storefronts, traffic lights, pedestrian zones and other real-world infrastructure to better train autonomous cars on how they need to react in a range of scenarios. Do you think more automakers should contribute to their studies?

Yes
39%
688 votes
No
14%
241 votes
Undecided
30%
526 votes
Not Applicable
17%
304 votes
11/17/2015 Living 1759 18 By: sarahzahm

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