© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Economy

Driverless Car Testing Center Opens, Partners With Microsoft

American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti
Twitter/Spartan Engineer
/
American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti on the April 4, 2018 grand opening.

Michigan's 500-acre (202-hectare) center for autonomous vehicle research is officially open and will partner with technology giant Microsoft.

Gov. Rick Snyder trekked to the Ypsilanti-based American Center for Mobility for Wednesday's grand opening.

Last year, the site became one of 10 places designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "proving grounds" for an automated vehicle pilot program.

Microsoft will work on the center's data infrastructure and cloud resources.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfsfeQq1bq0

The growing hub of driverless vehicle testing in southeast Michigan ties into the state's ongoing campaign to be the next epicenter of autonomous driving.

The University of Michigan's 32-acre "Mcity " in Ann Arbor also is doing driverless-car experimentation.

Related Content
News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.