Visits and Tours

car testing facility

Join the Technical Tour to Mcity!

Step into the forefront of mobility innovation at Mcity, UMTRI’s world-class test facility. Mcity is the world’s first purpose-built facility for testing connected and automated vehicles and technologies under controlled, realistic conditions before trying them out in real traffic. Building facades up to two stories high line the streets of Mcity’s urban downtown area. Testing new technologies in a safe, controlled environment is essential before deploying automated vehicles on public streets, roads, and highways. The Mcity Test Facility sits on a 32-acre site on U-M’s North Campus, with more than 16 acres of roads and traffic infrastructure. The full-scale outdoor laboratory simulates the broad range of complexities vehicles encounter in urban and suburban environments, and provides the connected infrastructure and operating system to serve as a smart city test bed.

Don’t miss your chance to explore this facility!

Tour details: The bus to the facility departs from the conference venue at 17:30 on October 23rd and returns around 18:45, well before the conference dinner.

Michigan Ariel view

Study Tour: Explore Michigan Stadium, The Big House

Join us for an exclusive study tour of Michigan Stadium, affectionately known as “The Big House,” the iconic football stadium of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As the largest stadium in the United States and the Western Hemisphere, and the third-largest in the world, it stands as a marvel of engineering and sports culture.

With an official capacity of 107,601, Michigan Stadium has hosted crowds exceeding 115,000, making it a premier venue for experiencing the electrifying atmosphere of college football. Each Big House Tour takes you behind the scenes of the largest stadium in the Western Hemisphere. During your tour, you will get a chance to explore the Michigan locker room, visit the Jack Roth Stadium Club, and run (or walk) down the tunnel onto the field, where you can catch a pass in the end zone, kick a field goal, and take your picture on the 50-yard line. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the stadium’s design, history, and the logistics of managing such a massive sports venue.

This is a must-do thing when visiting Ann Arbor! Don’t miss this chance to join the grandeur of “The Big House” and gain insights into one of the world’s largest sports venues! You can read more about Michigan Stadium here: Michigan Stadium – University of Michigan Athletics (

Tour details: We offer two opportunities for this exclusive study tour: either Tuesday, October 22nd at 10:00 AM or after the conference on October 24rd at 3:00 PM. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the stadium, which is conveniently accessible via public transit. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes.

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