The American Center for Mobility is a testing, education and product-development facility that will serve as a leading proving ground for self-driving and autonomous vehicle technology. With its unique infrastructure, innovative testing environment and broad investment, the American Center for Mobility will be a real-world testing laboratory with the space and capabilities to push vehicle technologies to their full potential.
The American Center for Mobility has a foundation as a transportation innovator with its history as Henry Ford’s advanced aircraft manufacturing facility during World War II. Today, it is one of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s premier Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds. When its construction is complete in late 2019, its 500-acre campus will include a 2.5-mile loop with on and off ramps, a 700-degree curved tunnel, customer garage and operations center. Testing will occur in rural and urban simulations, through different weather patterns and across all four seasons, offering a setting that will not only set mobility standards but provide the data needed to advance technology.
The American Center for Mobility is a $108 million partnership between private companies including corporate sponsors Toyota, Ford, AT&T, Hyundai and Visteon Corporation as well as government and educational institutions at the local, state and federal levels. The facility will serve industry and government testing needs as well as offer space to companies interested in leasing adjacent areas for office and research use. With its size, investment and adaptability, the American Center for Mobility will establish Michigan as the global mobility center with room to lead the industry for generations to come.