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]

Looking for Megawatt Power?


Finding Megawatt (MW) scale power tied to available real estate for siting projects can be challenging. There are sparse idle grid resources these days. The American Center for Mobility (ACM) is looking to make available up to 76 MW through our onsite power substation to tenants and projects that locate on our campus that are…

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Reuben Sarkar moderates Center for Automotive Research Panel at Management Briefing Seminar


 https://youtu.be/4nZ-jY41SmU Watch the full discussion of the 2022 CAR MBS “Tapping Intelligence to go from ADAS to Autonomous.”  ADAS, autonomous systems to serve different needs for different markets, executives say Tech companies, suppliers and automakers continue to invest significant resources into developing all levels of driver-assistance and autonomous technology.

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Accelerating mobility & transportation for the future on the 500-acre historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti, all at American Center for Mobility.


Join the MEDC “Michigan Opportunity” and guest Angela Flood, Director of Business Planning and Economic Development, American Center for Mobility (ACM) and our host Ed Clemente as she virtually walks through this historic site, and how it could be the key to the future of mobility.  They discuss the testing of autonomous vehicles and many…

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The Washington Post reports on the Electric Motor City


Electric vehicles are here. The journey ahead may be a jolt. The mass adoption of electric vehicles will change everything we know about automobiles – from driving them to repairing them. But the shift will be bumpy. Our entire culture around cars is transforming to one with fewer moving parts, almost no maintenance and less…

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June 21st Special Edition of the Mobility Meetup


  Bosch Automated Valet Parking Learn More MICHauto, the MEDC’s Office of Future Mobility & Electrification and Plug & Play host the June Mobility Meetup at the Detroit Smart Parking Lab welcoming over 135 guests and eight live Demonstrations. Smart Parking Technologies are defining the future of mobility. Live demonstrations by Bosch Air Quality Monitoring…

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ACM June 2022 Mobility Connect Newsletter


Catch up on the latest news from the American Center for Mobility in the June 2022 Mobility Connect newsletter!  [hashbar_btn btn_text=”READ THE NEWSLETTER ” btn_link=”https://mailchi.mp/acmwillowrun/newsletter-mobility-connect-june2022″ target=”_blank” btn_style=”style_1″] Stay connected and subscribe to the ACM Monthly Newsletter here: [hashbar_btn btn_text=”SUBSCRIBE TO ACM MOBILITY CONNECT” btn_link=”https://acmwillowrun.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=b966ed89120fac38cb64c1e3e&id=ce37d27722″ target=”_blank” btn_style=”style_1″]

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DSPL – Persistence Pays Off


https://beyondbosch.libsyn.com/detroit-smart-parking-lab Click the link above to listen… When 30% of urban traffic is due to looking for a parking spot, there is an opportunity for improvement. In this episode, we talk about Mobility Solutions and infrastructure around a special project called the Detroit Smart Parking Lab in Detroit, Michigan. Our guests include Dr. Kate Gasparro,…

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American Center for Mobility welcomes Jim Walker as Senior Vice President of Operations.


American Center for Mobility welcomes Jim Walker as Senior Vice President of Operations. Jim will help to drive the next phase of business growth for ACM, managing operational activities, and implementation of strategic corporate initiatives. “As the American Center for Mobility continues its growth trajectory, Jim will lend his expertise and experience in building corporate…

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American Center for Mobility Success Story: Detroit Regional Partnership Video


The American Center for Mobility and community partners worked together with the Detroit Regional Partnership to highlight why Detroit and the SE Michigan region is a gravity center and the best place to locate businesses related to sustainable transportation, mobility, and technology innovation.   Join Reuben Sarkar the American Center for Mobility’s President & CEO, leaders…

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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.