Michigan's Mobility Assets

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Our Mobility Testing Facilities

American Center for Mobility


Kettering University GM Mobility Research Center

Northern MI Unmanned Aerial Systems Consortium Test Center

CREST Center at Oakland Community College

SE Michigan Connected Vehicle Test Bed


MI Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA) approved mobility training short-courses

Washtenaw Community College - Advanced Transportation Center

Kettering University GM Mobility Research Center

Macomb Community College - Center for Advanced Automotive Technology

Walsh College - Center for CyberSecurity Leadership (Certificate for Automotive CyberSecurity)

An Established Foundation:

Michigan's leadership position in the auto industry provides the foundation to lead transportation innovations.

  • Michigan is home to 375 automotive R&D centers
  • 61 of North America's top 100 auto suppliers are headquartered in the state
  • 60% of the largest auto suppliers and 25% of all U.S. assembly plants are in Michigan
  • Michigan is ranked #1 nationally for the number of advanced automotive industry jobs

Intellectual Capital

Michigan produces the talent and innovation that will lead mobility innovations.

  • Michigan has 15 universities and colleges with nationally ranked undergraduate engineering programs, four of which have nationally ranked graduate programs
  • Michigan has the highest concentration of engineers in the nation
  • 26% of all automotive patents are generated in Michigan, which is nearly 3X as many as any other state
  • Michigan leads the nation in patents relating to navigation and smart mobility
  • University Research Corridor universities spend over %50 million annually on automotive innovation-related R&D

A Connected State

Michigan has a wide range of projects and assets that help to position it as a leader in autonomous and connected technologies.

  • Michigan is home to a variety trade associations and non-profits related to the mobility and connected technologies industry
  • Michigan is one of 16 states that allow testing of fully autonomous vehicles - while also offering an all-weather environment, critical in testing autonomous technologies
  • Michigan is home to the largest deployment of freeway and surface street V2I technology in the U.S.
  • By 2017, Michigan will be home to two permanent and purpose-built autonomous vehicle testing sites. Nowhere else in the U.S. has resources like these facilities; mCity and The American Center for Mobility
  • The University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center brings together companies from around the world in industries ranging from insurance to telecommunications to big data, in addition to OEMs and supplies, for one of the most wide ranging partnerships ever undertaken at an academic institution to develop and implement and advanced system of connected and autonomous vehicles in Ann Arbor by 2021
  • The Mobility Transformation Center currently has 3 major vehicle deployments in various stages of development and execution:  Connected Ann Arbor, Connected Southeast Michigan, Connected and Automated Ann Arbor

Research & Development

  • Michigan's universities are home to programs and research groups that are in place to propel the industry
  • Automotive Safety & Transportation Research Group
  • Cybersecurity programs
  • Big Data and Business Analytics project
  • Next Generation Auto Research Area

Complimentary Industries

In addition to the automotive industry, Michigan's key business sectors in Mobility / Connected Transportation including: defense, cybersecurity and aerospace strengthen the State's position as the hub for the next generation of transportation.

Additional Mobility Resources

Oakland County Assets in the Mobility Eco-system

Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

M1 Rail

Smart Ride

Text My Bus - Detroit Department of Transportation

Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority

Ride The Rapid

Michigan Airports

Pure Michigan Transportation Planner

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