The Leader of Transportation Mobility
Michigan is the undisputed global capital of mobility and the preeminent place for automakers and auto suppliers, along with entrepreneurs and innovators leading the way in the mobility revolution.
of North American automotive R&D takes place in Michigan.
facilities conduct automotive research, design, engineering, testing and validation in Michigan, along with 27 assembly plants.
of the top 100 automotive suppliers to North America have a presence in Michigan and 60 are headquartered here.
Michigan is home to three world-class testing facilities for mobility technologies
American Center for Mobility
ACM serves as a national center for connected and automated vehicle (CAV) research, testing, product development, validation, and certification. At more than 500 acres, ACM is used by government, industry, and academia to create and set industry standards.
This 32-acre advanced mobility R&D center at the University of Michigan is used to test connected and autonomous technology and simulates the broad range of complexities vehicles encounter in urban and suburban environments.
GM Mobility Research Center
The Kettering University GM Mobility Research Center is a vehicle and mobility systems development proving ground and outdoor research facility in Flint, Michigan. The unique facility puts Kettering and Flint at the forefront of autonomous vehicle research/development, safety and technology.
Michigan has one-of-a-kind smart infrastructure
The largest deployment of freeway and surface street Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) technology in the United States can be found in Michigan. This includes the construction of 120 miles of a technology-enabled “smart corridors” that will span I-96, I-696, I-94, and US-23. Smart corridors use cameras, sensors and the power of big data to help drivers stay safer, avoid construction, and spend less time in traffic.
Michigan has the first connected vehicle technology freeway work zone in the nation.
miles of roadway equipped for connected vehicle testing by 2020.
roadside units for connected vehicles throughout the state.
of Michigan automotive suppliers conduct automated vehicle testing in the state.
Michigan's talent pool is leading the mobility industry
Michigan is ranked No. 1 nationally in concentration of industrial and mechanical engineers, as well as R&D professionals at 3.5 times the national average. The state is also leading the nation in its approach to skilled-trades labor, with a workforce of more than 250,000. Schools and universities in Michigan have specialized programs that focus on automotive technology and design, infrastructure, and other emerging mobility technologies.
MICHAuto is Michigan’s only statewide automotive cluster association that brings together industry stakeholders to collaborate on advocacy and awareness, as well as business and talent attraction and retention. As a PlanetM partner, MICHAuto publishes a yearly Automobility Report showcasing the state's leadership in the mobility industry and its one-of-a-kind automotive and mobility assets.
Use the interactive map below to learn more about the one-of-a-kind mobility assets Michigan has to offer.