MSU Mobility seeks to become a premier ecosystem for research and development of technologies and processes that drive the future of human-centric multi-modal mobility of the 21st century.



MSU Mobility research is focused on developing integrated systems of communication and control for automated vehicles and their environment. Understanding human engagement with — and the societal impacts of — autonomous technology is an integral part of our mission. We take a multimobility approach to transportation that encompasses connected, automated vehicles; bicycles; scooters; pedestrians and smart infrastructure, operating within a diverse campus validation environment.

Collaboration is key. Spanning a variety of disciplines, MSU Mobility is facilitated by researchers within the colleges of Communication Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Law, Social Science and the Eli Broad College of Business. Together, they cultivate engagement with industry and public policy experts. Research areas include: fusion of internal and external sensing; mobility management that includes transportation planning, modeling, mobility services and real-time navigation and traffic prediction; biometrics for security and internal sensing for personalization; cybersecurity and privacy; sociomobility and public policy; and user experience and interface



MSU Mobility works to save lives, reduce accidents and improve mobility and productivity. We do this by studying the interaction between people and mobility, and by bringing together researchers from multiple disciplines, technology developers and companies at the forefront of safety, security and efficiency.

Our real-world ecosystem — unrivaled in size, scope and offerings — is ideal for research, development and validation of automated and connected vehicle systems and the interaction between them and society. 

MSU Mobility combines the campus-wide expertise of a top-tier research institution with strong industry partners to revolutionize the way people and goods move throughout the world.

Watch the College of Engineering's dean Leo Kempel talk about transportation safety improvement through the integration of technological and social aspects of mobility.