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 and AT&T Extend Collaboration


AT&T will serve as exclusive network provider for the Ypsilanti, Michigan Smart City Test Center through 2023 5G network will support advanced research into automated driving Ypsilanti, Mich. February 24, 2020 — American Center for Mobility (ACM) and AT&T are extending their collaboration to speed development of connected and automated vehicle technologies. AT&T, founding network provider…

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American Center for Mobility Kicks off Technology Park at Willow Run


Development builds legacy of innovation and elevates Michigan as a mobility technology leader The American Center for Mobility (ACM) today announced site-ready real estate equipped for development at ACM’s Technology Park at Willow Run. Space will provide opportunities for mobility companies to co-locate next to ACM’s already established, world-class Smart City Test Center. In the…

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American Center for Mobility Launches Its Second Workforce Development Study


In collaboration with the Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA), the American Center for Mobility (ACM) launches an additional study to better understand workforce needs in the mobility space, including curriculum development and training. The American Center for Mobility recently launched a workforce development study focused on current and future middle-skill jobs and skillsets…

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AB Dynamics’ robot number 1000 delivered to the American Center for Mobility


    In a major milestone for the UK-based manufacturer, AB Dynamics has delivered its 1000th robot system to the American Center for Mobility (ACM)  – a national facility for connected and automated vehicle (CAV) research, testing, product development, validation and certification. The occasion was marked by a handover ceremony attended by key staff members…

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Automated vehicles will create a shift in workforce demands


Despite concerns that a rise in automated vehicles (AVs) will displace significant numbers of truck drivers in the United States, only a modest number of truck driver jobs, if any, will be affected, according to a new report commissioned by the American Center for Mobility (ACM), led by Michigan State University (MSU) and supported by Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).

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American Center for Mobility establishes partnership with international proving grounds, harmonizes CAV testing protocols and best practices


The American Center for Mobility (ACM) recently announced a partnership with AstaZero AB (Sweden) and K-City (Republic of Korea) to establish globally harmonized approaches for the development of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) in test environments.

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American Center for Mobility Partners with MSU, Texas A&M Transportation Institute on Workforce Study


The American Center for Mobility (ACM) has commissioned a workforce study being undertaken by Michigan State University (MSU) and Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) to begin to understand and quantify impacts on today’s transportation jobs.

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American Center for Mobility Open for Testing


The American Center for Mobility (ACM) has opened its state-of- the-art proving grounds for testing this week, with Visteon Corporation and Toyota Research Institute on site to begin testing operations, and others scheduling for next week.

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American Center for Mobility announces Intertek will serve as its operations and maintenance partner


The American Center for Mobility (ACM) has signed an agreement with Intertek to partner on operations and maintenance of its 500-acre connected and automated vehicle proving grounds in Ypsilanti Township, set to open in December 2017.

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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.