American Center
for Mobility

About Us

The American Center for Mobility (ACM) is a unique, purpose-built facility focused on testing, validation and self-certification of connected and automated vehicles and other mobility technologies at the more than 500-acre historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township in Southeast Michigan.

Proving Ground
2701 Airport Dr, Ypsilanti MI 48198

Corporate Office
860 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti MI 48198

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Riveting a center wing section for a B-24E (Liberator) bomber in the horizontal position at Ford’s big Willow Run plant. National Archives and Records Administration, 196387.

Our History

Willow Run has a deep history of innovation and was initially built by Henry Ford as an advanced aircraft manufacturing facility during World War ll. It was later redeveloped by General Motors in the 1950s as a powertrain plant that operated until 2010.

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Vision and Mission

The American Center for Mobility is recognized globally as the thought-leader and premier center for future transportation systems to improve public safety and advance equity of transportation for all.

To enable the rapid, safe development and deployment of future transportation systems by offering leading programs in testing, standards, and education as a national technology innovation center.

University of MichiganBusiness Leaders of MichiganMichigan Department of TransportationAnn Arbor SparkMichigan Economic Development Corporation

Founding Partners

ACM is a joint initiative of the State of Michigan, Michigan Department of Transportation, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the University of Michigan (U-M), Business Leaders for Michigan and Ann Arbor SPARK. Working in collaboration with our founding partners ACM continues to be a catalyst for mobility innovation.


Founders and Sponsors

ACM has a unique model enabling companies to play a pivotal role in testing and validating connected and automated technology. Our Founders and Sponsors play a significant role in the Center’s strategic growth as Industry Advisory Board members recommending facility improvements, standards, best practices and educational programs.