Michigan App Helps Researcher Transform U-M Campus into a Living Laboratory

U-M researchers use the Michigan App to turn the UM-Ann Arbor and Health System campus into a living mobility laboratory. The Reinventing Urban Transportation and Mobility project aims to change mobility for the U-M community by introducing synchronized, on-demand transportation services between key locations on campus.

Students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors may participate in the research study by enabling location reporting in the Michigan App on their mobile device. Researchers and U-M will use the anonymized location data to design and operate a more efficient campus transit system.

Personally identifiable data is not collected by the Michigan app. All location data will be anonymized and used only for research purposes. You may choose to enable or disable location reporting in the Michigan App at any time. Read the Michigan App privacy policy for more information.

The project, led by College of Engineering Professor Pascal Van Hentenryck, partnered with the ITS Mobile Apps team to add the functionality to the Michigan App. The research team is also working with U-M Mobility Transformation Center, U-M Parking & Transportation Services, and Advanced Research Computing (ARC).

The Michigan App is available in the Apple App Store and in Google Play. Learn more about the Michigan App.