About American Center for Mobility

Our Vision

To enhance the quality of our lives through the enablement of future mobility solutions.

Our Mission

To transform the way industries advance safe, sustainable, and secure mobility technologies through our one-of-a-kind global development center.

Our Values

Infectious Enthusiasm– We want our stick-to-itiveness to our mission to be contagious and a catalyst for advancing the mobility industry

Reciprocity & Respectfulness– We are mindfully aware in our engagements with others and invest in relationships that endure and give back.

Growth Through Partnerships – Through our partners’ success, begets our success. Our ecosystem promotes prosperity.

Delivering on Commitments – We are accountable to our stakeholders and the commitments we make.

A Global Development Center for Mobility

ACM offers a one-of-a-kind global development center to transform the way industries advance safe, sustainable, and secure mobility technologies.

Located in Southeast Michigan on over 500-acres at the historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti.  ACM offers: an Advanced Mobility Proving Ground with test environments featuring specialized infrastructure, equipment, facilities and resources; An innovation and technology campus with an industrial tech park for the co-location of mobility companies; Event and demonstration areas for showcasing mobility technologies and convening industry activities.

ACM offers:

An advanced mobility proving ground provides a safe platform for the integration, testing, and validation of connected, autonomous, EV vehicles, and mobility technologies

An innovation and technology campus for the co-location and incubation of mobility companies and activities

Event and demonstration areas for showcasing connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and convening industry activities

The American Center for Mobility is open to private industry, start-ups, government, standards bodies, and academia.

Accelerate the research, development, testing and validation process of mobility products and technologies in a safe and re-configurable environment

Support industry standardization and policy requirements of mobility products and technologies

Empower talent development through education and immersion with mobility products and technologies in partnership with our separate 501c3 ACM Foundation

News & Events

For press and media inquiries please contact our marketing & communications department: [email protected]

American Center for Mobility Secures $2.9 Million Grant for Advanced EV Charger Testing

01/30/2024

The American Center for Mobility (ACM) has been awarded a significant grant to bolster the United States’ electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. This initiative, backed by a $2.9 million grant from the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, aims to enhance and expand the EV charger testing environment at ACM’s Willow Run facility in Ypsilanti…

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First-of-its-kind System Intends to Deliver Charging Ecosystem Players a Centralized Hub for Ongoing Compatibility Testing for the EV Industry

01/08/2024

YPSILANTI, Mich., Jan. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — IBM,  Terbine and the American Center for Mobility (ACM) today announced the establishment of an industry-wide open-source platform to provide interoperability testing for vehicle and charger manufacturers, charging network operators and others who make up the “EV Ecosystem.” The initiative’s goal is to eliminate many of the problems plaguing the…

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CharIN and American Center for Mobility Join Forces to Champion EV Charging Interoperability

10/17/2023

Both EV industry leaders will support charging standard testing to provide a seamless charging experience for drivers in North America  [YPSILANTI, Mich., October 2, 2023] /PRNewswire/ — To support rapid vehicle electrification, the Charging Interface Initiative Inc. (CharIN Inc.) and the American Center for Mobility (ACM) have entered into a MOU to cooperate on strategic priorities related to electric vehicle (EV) charging. The growth in EV production…

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Forum to Examine Key Advances and Opportunities for Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging in the U.S

10/11/2023

Focus is on business models, technology advances, standards and case studies for optimizing V2G deployments To help the industry achieve the full potential of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), the second V2G Business, Policy & Technology Forum, October 17-19, 2023 in Detroit will convene top industry players, working groups, utility professionals and others who are focused on the successful…

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American Center for Mobility Named Winner of RACERs Edge Award

08/14/2023

Award is for Visionary Reuse of Former Willow Run Manufacturing Complex in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. “The American Center for Mobility is an international resource, bringing together the top minds in automotive research and development to plan, develop, test and assess the technologies that will power the mobility industry into the future,” Mr. Laws said. “Willow Run…

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ACM + Block Harbor = Cybersecurity

08/01/2023

Block Harbor joins American Center Mobility as their Executive-in-Residence for mobility cybersecurity. Read 8.1.23 Press Release In March 2023, ACM released a new strategic plan to broaden their focus to advancing safe, sustainable, and secure mobility technologies. Through this partnership, ACM and Block Harbor will collaborate to develop cybersecurity offerings and promote the cybersecurity ecosystem at…

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Join us at the 58th Annual CAR Management Briefing Seminars at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, MI!

07/06/2023

This year CAR MBS has an extensive agenda tackling the theme, Confronting the Challenges of Automotive’s Future. On Wednesday 8.2.23 Reuben Sarkar will be discussing the future of EV Charging and the importance of EV Interoperability. Attendees will get four days of insightful content from the robust line-up of industry leaders that dig into the…

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A BRIGHT FUTURE REQUIRES A STRONG FOUNDATION

05/17/2023

The software-defined vehicle (i.e. the computerized car) requires new foundations in technology as well as education and workforce development. The American Center for Mobility Foundation, through its BUILD program and other activities, aims to provide access to advanced mobility technologies for developing the next generation automobility workforce. Come join us at our inaugural golf tournament…

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Dr. Sushanta Das, ACM Technical Director, joined the 5GAA Conference in Seoul, South Korea from May 8-11.

05/15/2023

“Dr. Das presented the ACM connected vehicle infrastructure and facility overview to 5GAA delegates during the 5GAA Networking and Community Building session held on May 09. Dr. Das highlighted ACM 5G, CV2X and digital infrastructure and its important role in the development, validation, and deployment of connected vehicles in North America. The 5GAA F2F meeting…

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ACM Partners and Industry Advisory Board

ACM’s approach is to achieve growth and prosperity for our ecosystem through partnerships. We are always seeking strategic partnerships that help enhance the capabilities and offerings of our global development center and provide value to our ecosystem of customers and stakeholders. Partnerships can include key customers, service partners, infrastructure & equipment providers, sponsorships, and long-term tenants.

Partnerships that meet a certain criteria  have the opportunity to be represented on the ACM Industry Advisory Board (IAB) where they play a significant role in helping to guide ACM's strategic direction by providing vital input on improvements to the facilityand services, implementation of new technologies & capabilities, development of industry standards &best practices, events, research, and industrial tech park.

ACM IAB Vision

Convene key leaders across the mobility ecosystem in order to shape the future state of ACM and to best service its stakeholders in changing the mobility landscape.

ACM IAB Mission

The ACM IAB’s mission is to bring investment partners together to gain their strategic and operational guidance on testing, standards, and education related to future mobility. Engaging diverse representatives from industries will lend ACM a unique lens into the rapidly evolving mobility space, provide guidance as the landscape changes, support ACMs intention to be a world class convener of the mobility ecosystem and facilitate connection and collaboration of partner organizations to advance technologies and capabilities in the space.

IAB Committees

The possibilities of collaborative activities through the development of committees within the IAB support further industry integration and the development of programs and solutions that can create the impact needed to move the industry forward. The IAB has two committees, with room for additional committees based on IAB request, including:

Standards Committee

As the industry continues to emerge and evolve, the ACM acts as a neutral convener of industry, standards and government organizations to collectively discuss and shape mobility technology best practices, standards and regulations.

Support Standards Development

Internal committee for IAB members

Purpose/Goals

Participate in the accelerated development of standards and suggested regulation terminology concerning the evolution of the transportation industry and smart mobility technologies.

Participate in existing standards organizations focusing on mobility solutions

Partner with select actives and suggest direction and guidelines

Coordinate ACM utilization for standards verification and validation

Develop and maintain a global perspective

ACM Foundation

The ACM Foundation offers immersive hands-on programs and resources with access to ACM’s world-class global development center in partnership with academic institutions, philanthropic organizations, and other non-profits.  We offer education, training & professional development opportunities spanning from STEM K-12 to higher education and corporate training.  We offer a venue for hand-on training with advanced technology. We also an ideal location for others to host their educational events such as Challenges & Competitions.

Vision

Our vision is for a safe, sustainable, and secure mobility future supported by a world-class workforce.

Mission

Our mission is to uplift the next generation mobility workforce through education and training.

Careers / Join Our Team

The American Center for Mobility works daily with cutting edge companies and technologies. We are moving fast, no two days are the same.

We are always on the look-out for talented and experienced people to join our team. If you don’t find a posting to match your unique talents and skills, please send your cv or resume with a cover letter to [email protected] for consideration.