Driverless cars. Autonomous vehicles. Mobility. All of these describe an exciting new industry of cutting edge technology that is exploding in the greater Ann Arbor region. Whether it’s increasing passenger safety, preventing accidents, reducing congestion, or conserving energy, the developments in the area have skyrocketed in just the past two years.
|1,176,924||Number of employees in the automotive industry in Michigan|
|$11.8 Billion||Annual Automotive R&D Spending in Michigan|
Source: Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Michigan is a global leader in mobility, and the greater Ann Arbor region is at the heart of research, development, and innovation. As vehicle and transportation technology continues to evolve, we are poised to help entrepreneurs launch in this exciting new field.Recently, Dominos and Ford developed a driverless pizza delivery car, which they are testing in the Ann Arbor area. Also, the French firm Navya began testing a fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle at PlantM.
Other innovative mobility projects in the greater Ann Arbor region include:
We’re here to connect you with the right resources, businesses, and programs to start, move, or expand your business in the greater Ann Arbor region.