RoboSense joines Mcity to help drive the future of mobility

ANN ARBOR–Officials at the Chinese LiDAR (lasar radar) developer RoboSense (2498.HK) announced its membership in Mcity, a public-private mobility research center led by the University of Michigan.

By joining Mcity, RoboSense aligns itself with a diverse community of Mcity industry members and government partners, including Toyota, Ford, Honda, Denso, the United States Department of Transportation, and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

RoboSense will contribute its M Platform sensors and ground truth software for research and development at Mcity.

The company’s technology will be installed on a Ford Mustang Mach-E to expand the data collection capabilities inside the Mcity Test Facility and on-road in Ann Arbor. RoboSense will also provide experiential learning opportunities for students through UM’s Perot Jain TechLab at Mcity, a start-up-in-residence program. TechLab has provided hands-on experience for hundreds of UM students and attracted dozens of startups to Southeast Michigan,

“Partnering with RoboSense enables Mcity to stay innovative, adaptive, and on top of the latest technological advancements in the ever-evolving field of transportation,” said Henry Liu, director of Mcity and a UM professor of civil and environmental engineering. “We’ll now have two ways to approach data collection: The always-on, broad network of infrastructure-based sensors already deployed in Ann Arbor, and the much more targeted capability of RoboSense’s vehicle-mounted, lidar-based perception system.”

Added Peipei Zhao, president of RoboSense North America: “RoboSense’s North American headquarters in Michigan are in close proximity to Mcity. It is a natural partnership; we share a local community and the mission to advance transportation safety, sustainability, equity, and accessibility. By providing our cutting-edge LiDAR hardware and software solutions and hands-on support, we are part of a collective effort to realize the future of mobility.”

Founded in 2014, RoboSense develops LiDAR-based perception systems, including hardware, software, manufacturing capabilities, and testing and validation systems. More at

Mcity is a testing and research center for advanced mobility, bringing together industry, government, and academia from across disciplines to advance transportation safety, sustainability, equity, and accessibility for the benefit of society.

In the photo above, Mark Qiu, executive president and executive director of RoboSense, joins Mcity director Henry Liu in the signing ceremony formalizing the partnership between RoboSense’s partnership and Mcity.

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