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The world’s first holistic, advanced mobility curriculum is to go on offer at the Center for Advanced Mobility which will open at Michigan’s Wayne State University this Autumn.

The launch will be in partnership with the Michigan Mobility Institute.

Students will have the opportunity to enrol in offerings for autonomous driving, connectivity, smart infrastructure, and electrification. The college also expects to offer a new Master of Science in Robotics for Fall 2020.

Farshad Fotouhi, Dean of the Wayne State College of Engineering and Computer Science Professor, says: “The Center for Advanced Mobility will be the epicenter for academic and start-up activity in the mobility sector for students, researchers, and global corporate partners in Detroit.”

Jessica Robinson, Executive Director of the Michigan Mobility Institute, says: “By placing students and industry professionals at the center of this curriculum design, we know that these programs will meet their needs as they begin or transition into mobility careers,”

She adds: “We conducted hours of additional interviews with startups and established industry professionals to map career paths and learning gaps. Employers are eager for mobility engineers who are comfortable with new approaches to problem solving and have hands on experience with the latest technology.”

“This announcement represents something of immense consequence: the creation of a world leading center for mobility in the heart of Detroit by institutions and leaders who call Detroit home,” says Chris Thomas, President and Co-Founder of the Detroit Mobility Lab.

He adds: “Graduates who hail from communities around the State of Michigan and around the world will begin their journey here in Detroit in this world-leading center of mobility excellence.”

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