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American Center for Mobility

The American Center for Mobility is a non-profit testing and product development facility for future mobility, designed to enable safe validation of connected and automated vehicle technology, and accelerate the development of voluntary standards.

Located at the 335-acre historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township in Southeast Michigan, the Center will be a uniquely purpose-built facility focused on testing, verification and self-certification of connected and automated vehicles and other mobility technologies.

The American Center for Mobility is well positioned to accommodate the broad needs of industry and government with its capabilities to test vehicles, roads, infrastructure and communication systems, while providing room to grow and adapt as technology dictates. The site comes with a number of desirable features and structures already in place including double overpasses, a railroad crossing and a highway loop to test at sustained highway speeds. Testing can occur during all four seasons, day and night, in sun, rain, ice and snow. These elements help to create the perfect environment for testing and setting national standards for mobility technologies before vehicles and other products are deployed.

A joint initiative with the State of Michigan founded in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the University of Michigan, Business Leaders For Michigan and Ann Arbor SPARK, the American Center for Mobility will expand the region's business incubation and acceleration capabilities while bringing great economic opportunity to southeast Michigan and the United States. The reactivation of the Willow Run site reinforces Michigan's global position as the automotive leader while creating new innovations that will drive the future of mobility.

Learn more about the American Center for Mobility.