Mcity comes with a smaller traffic circle and a larger roundabout, intersection types common in Europe and spreading in the United States, according to the university. This photo shows part of the roundabout. Wolverine Ave. is named after the University of Michigan mascot.
The University of Michigan's Mcity lets researchers put self-driving cars through a wide variety of challenges such as different types of intersections, traffic signals, lighting conditions and road types.
The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) runs the Mobility Transformation Center (MTC), a partnership with private-sector companies and the Michigan Department of Transportation. MTC operates the Mcity test site.