N E X T- G E N E R AT I O N M O B I L I T Y
N E X TG E N E R AT I O N MOBILITY OV E R V I E W Today, Michigan is the most progressive state for R&D, testing, and deployment of next-generation mobility technology. This can be attributed to the foundation of industry assets, progressive policy, and a robust testing and development infrastructure. Statewide automotive cluster associations such as MICHauto and initiatives such as PlanetM have formed a connected nextgeneration mobility ecosystem within the state.
Students work in the university’s Mobility Research Center. Credit: Kettering University
M I C H I GA N ’ S G ROW I N G AU TO M O B I L I TY E C O SYST E M
T E S T I N G A N D VA L I D AT I O N C E N T E R S American Center for Mobility 500 acres $135 million investment
MCity 59 industry partners $26.5 million in research, development, and deployment projects
N E X T- G E N E R AT I O N M O B I L I T Y Bollinger Motors • Ford Smart Mobility Maven • Rivian • SERES
Toyota Research Institute • Waymo
21 OEM headquarters or technology centers 1.8 million vehicles assembled at plants
Amazon announced a $700 million round of funding in Rivian, a Michiganbased electric vehicle startup. Rivian plans to launch an electric pickup and electric SUV in the U.S. in 2020.
ENTREPRENEURS 35 investment organizations active in the mobility space, an additional 72 organizations provide entrepreneurial support.
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mobility technology startups
corporate partners from traditional automotive industry
Derq, a Dubai-based AI and V2X technology company with a presence in the PlanetM Landing Zone, partnered with MDOT to successfully pilot sensor technology at a major Detroit intersection.