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]

Michigan Connected Corridor: Building on a Legacy of Innovation


From the Willow Run Expressway, to I-94, to one of the first dedicated connected and autonomous vehicle corridors. ACM is excited to build on the legacy of innovation as a testing partner on a revolutionary project connecting the cities of Ann Arbor and Detroit that will provide new mobility solutions helping to make daily commuting…

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Cyber Research Firm GRIMM Co-Locates at ACM


ACM is excited to announce cyber research firm GRIMM will be co-locating at ACM to support automotive cybersecurity projects. This is GRIMM’s second location in Michigan enabling the expansion of GRIMM’s team into the heart of advanced transportation mobility testing and research. GRIMM moves in on July 17, 2020 with plans to have their Car-Hacking Workbench…

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Jeff Rupp Announces Retirement


After two years leading technology development at American Center for Mobility, Chief Technical Officer and Chief Safety Officer, Jeff Rupp has officially announced his career retirement starting July 2, 2020. Rupp started with ACM in May of 2018 with a focus on establishing a facility with world class capabilities for testing and developing automated vehicle technologies.…

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2020 Middle Skill Workforce Report


ACM and the University of Michigan announce the release of Understanding the Middle Skills Workforce in the Connected and Automated Vehicle Sector report focused on middle skills needs in connected and autonomous vehicles workforce targeted in testing and infrastructure, funded by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The research, performed by the University of Michigan Economic Growth…

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Why Cybersecurity is Crucial for Self-Driving Cars


When Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969, the 70-pound Apollo Guidance Computers in the LEM and command module each contained less than 4 KB of RAM and another 72 KB of ROM. A brand-new SUV, by contrast, contains several computers — among them an ECU, GPS, driver assist aids, an infotainment system — before we…

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ACM Smart City Test Center Re-Opens Outdoor Test Activities


The ACM Smart City Test Center re-opens outdoor test activities in alignment with CDC guidelines and the State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-77. To ensure the health and safety of ACM customers and employees, testing is limited to outdoor activities. Engineering services will also be available to assist in getting projects back on track and…

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American Center for Mobility Names Reuben Sarkar President & CEO


Government and mobility technology leader appointed to take reigns of smart city test center  The American Center for Mobility (ACM) today announced that Reuben Sarkar has been selected as president and chief executive officer (CEO) following a national executive search. Sarkar will oversee the strategic direction of the award-winning smart city test center, work with the…

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Smart Car Road Testing 101


Autonomous driving technologies are revolutionizing America’s cars and highways, in an effort to give us greater safety, access and peace of mind than ever before. It’s also posing unique opportunities and challenges for our cities, which are beginning to rethink the streetscape and the infrastructure that supports our ever-mobile lifestyle. Although testing bodies like the NHTSA and IIHS have…

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ACM continues growth and development as companies seek unique space to showcase connected and autonomous vehicle technologies Ypsilanti, Mich., Feb. 27, 2020 – The American Center for Mobility (ACM) today announced the ground breaking of a new event center at its Willow Run site with a targeted goal of August 2020 for completion. The center will…

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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


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.


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


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.