Xerox has entered into a three-year partnership with the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute to support research carried out at the university’s Mobility Transformation Center (MTC).
The MTC, working with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will develop a 30-acre simulated city for testing advances in connected and automated mobility systems. Xerox’s contribution will be around the integration of mobile device and automotive information-based systems for transaction management solutions, such as tolling and smart parking, to eliminate the need for cash payments and to simplify transaction collection processes.
Xerox will also work on integrating smart parking applications into automotive information-based systems through its Merge platform. Other areas that Xerox will work on involve monitoring fleet performance, driver behavior, road infrastructure quality and vehicle health and diagnostics.