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File #: 19-0952    Version: 2 Name: 6/3/19 - MCity Agreement
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/3/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/3/2019 Final action: 6/3/2019
Enactment date: 6/3/2019 Enactment #: R-19-247
Title: Resolution to Approve a Sub-Contract with the University of Michigan for the Leadership Circle Membership with MCity Project ($52,203.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. MCity Agreement_City of Ann Arbor_2019.06.03.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Sub-Contract with the University of Michigan for the Leadership Circle Membership with MCity Project ($52,203.00) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
This resolution approves a sub-contract with the University of Michigan for the Leadership Circle Membership with MCity Project, and for the acceptance of funds for the City's work in support of the Project.

The Project continues the Safety Model Deployment Project and Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment Project, both of which were funded by the USDOT. The City's work on those projects was approved by Council via #R-13-127, #R-15-313 and #R18-492. The University is now requesting the City's continued support in the research and testing environment developed under those earlier projects. Funds for this project are from MCity Leadership Circle Members.

The City's continued and essential support will include maintenance of the existing equipment, performing any necessary troubleshooting and remediation of issues identified, network support, and enhancing the system as requested to support additional research efforts. The University will reimburse the costs associated for this work.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: All costs associated with the project are reimbursed; therefore, there are no identified budget/fiscal impacts.

The safety pilot model deployment installed by UMTRI is an important part of USDOT's Intelligent Transportation Systems safety research program. It involves a large-scale test of "Connected Vehicle" technologies in a real world, multimodal setting that UMTRI has established in Ann Arbor. Each participating vehicle was equipped with a mix of integrated, retrofit, and aftermarket Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) based safety systems. UMTRI's program enabled wireless communications among the participating vehicles and between those vehicles and roadside equipment, which in turn generates data. The program determines the effectiveness ...

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