American Center for Mobility announces partnership with Microsoft to advance automated vehicle research

The American Center for Mobility is a non-profit testing and product development facility for future mobility located in the state of Michigan. It is designed to enable safe validation of connected and automated vehicle technology, and accelerate the development of voluntary standards. ACM today announced the partnership with Microsoft to advance automated vehicle research and testing. As part of this partnership, Microsoft will be the exclusive data and cloud provider for the mobility center at the Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Township.

“We are excited to collaborate with Microsoft in our efforts to lead the world in the safe development of CAV technologies and to enable the safe deployment of these vehicles onto the nation’s roads,” Maddox said. “By adding Big-Data to our diverse and growing group of stakeholders and world-class partners, ACM is staking its claim as the preeminent global hub for mobility companies to develop and test their connected technologies and vehicles in a safe and controlled environment.”

“Vehicles are quickly becoming datacenters on wheels, and the opportunity to use the vast amounts of information generated to fuel innovation is unprecedented,” said Kevin Dallas, corporate vice president, artificial intelligence & intelligent cloud business development, Microsoft. “We’re proud ACM has selected Microsoft Azure as its exclusive cloud provider for its intelligent capabilities and the enterprise-grade security and compliance required to develop comprehensive solutions that help drive the future of mobility.”

ACM will also work with Microsoft to design a cloud-based Data Management & Analytics Platform (DMAP) solution to collect, store and analyze data from tests conducted at the Center. This Azure based DMAP solution will enable ACM and its partners to accelerate the development of (CAV) technologies, apps and industry standards, and more.

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