Adient announced it has become a partner with the American Center for Mobility (ACM). The ACM is a state-of-the-art proving ground for nonprofit testing, education, and product development to advance future mobility.

“Adient’s partnership with the American Center for Mobility furthers our commitment to developing safety and mobility standards for autonomous vehicles,” said Bruce McDonald, Chairman and CEO of Adient. “The Center provides us with a safe environment in which to test our future mobility technologies.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Adient as our newest partner and to support the innovative work they are doing,” said John Maddox, President and CEO of ACM. “I admire their forward thinking as they design their seating technologies around the comfort and safety of passengers, which are critical aspects for acceptance of automated vehicles.”

Located on the 500-acre historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti, MI, ACM has a 2.5-mile highway loop, intersections, roundabouts, and a 700-foot curved tunnel for connected and automated vehicle (CAV) testing. The center is a joint initiative with the State of Michigan and was founded in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the University of Michigan, Business Leaders for Michigan, and Ann Arbor SPARK. It is also part of PlanetM, a collaborative that represents Michigan’s mobility ecosystem, connecting resources and opportunities for its consortium of members. To learn more, visit www.acmwillowrun.org.