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]



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2021, Ypsilanti, Mich. – Perrone Robotics, a leading provider of fully automated vehicle technology and turnkey vehicle solutions, has solidified its commitment to develop an advanced automated vehicle (AV) test facility at the American Center for Mobility (ACM) in Ypsilanti, Michigan signed a lease on June 21, 2021. ACM’s smart…

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Michigan Mobility Connect


The American Center for Mobility and the State of Michigan Office of Future Mobility & Electrification have partnered together in this virtual event to highlight new activities in CAV technology and testing, and to shed light on challenges and solutions test engineers are working on. Though the future of autonomous technology comes with many promises and possibilities, a lot…

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Connected and autonomous vehicles can generate terabytes of data daily from individual vehicles and petabytes from even small fleets. To ingest that amount of data to a public or private cloud using Megabyte per second (Mbps) data upload speeds on traditional high-speed internet or ethernet, lacks time and cost efficiencies and can delay your AV…

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US DOE Truck Platooning Research Grant Project: Live Virtual Event May 24, 2021


American Center for Mobility presents: Fuel-Efficient Platooning in Mixed Traffic Highway Environments Research In September 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a grant to the American Center for Mobility and a team of collaborative partners made up of organizations from defense, academia, and the public sector. The two-year grant focused on the research…

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April 15, 2021: ACM Announces Director of Mobility Technologies, Dhiren Verma, Ph.D


The American Center for Mobility (ACM) welcomes Dhiren Verma as the ACM Director of Mobility Technologies. Dhiren will lead the organization in understanding and meeting the technical requirements from the automotive, commercial vehicle, shared-use, UAV, telecommunications, data/cloud, and infrastructure sectors and translate his insights into the facility design, program design and program execution. Contact Dhiren…

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Ypsilanti and Farmington Hills, MI, USA April 14, 2021 – Michigan companies American Center for Mobility (ACM) and Humanetics have entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer Humanetics active safety test equipment for use by customers at the ACM Smart Mobility Test Center in Ypsilanti. Humanetics, headquartered in Farmington Hills, is a global leader…

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IAB Standards Report 2021


The American Center for Mobility (ACM) Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Standards Committee began its effort through understanding and documenting the standards landscape by collecting details on all global standards efforts regarding Connected and Automated Vehicles, and Advanced Driver Assist Systems. The ACM IAB Standards Committee executed a project to develop and maintain a standards matrix,…

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ACM Industry Advisory Board Standards Committee: 2020 Report Review Webinar March 31, 2021 2:00 p.m. ET


Join the ACM Industry Advisory Board Standards Committee in review of the 2020 activities and results focused on the evaluation, testing and recommendations made to governing automotive standards bodies on Connected and Automated Vehicle technologies. Learn about their approach and results, ask questions, and see what is in store for 2021. Topics include: AV /…

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Peters, Stabenow Applaud $4.5 Million Federal Funding to Help Advance Michigan Technological University Automated Vehicle Research


March 11, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today welcomed $4,498,650 in federal funding awarded to the Michigan Technological University for self-driving vehicle research and development. The funding – awarded through the Department of Energy – will support ongoing projects to enhance connected and automated vehicle technologies that improve…

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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.