The Fake City Helping Create Tomorrow’s Cars
Detroit may have been the heart of America’s car industry, but a short drive away is where the cars of the future may just take shape. Jack Stewart pays this stunt city a visit.
Some 40 miles (65 kilometres) from Motor City, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is building a fake town centre, complete with roads, buildings, roundabouts, busses, and even robotic pedestrians. This stunt city is designed to give the connected, “talking” cars of the future a place to test their skills.