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Added 15 April, 2018

US State of Michigan has first highway test facility for self-driving cars

The American Center for Mobility (ACM) is the world’s first highway test facility for autonomous driving technology and features a landscape that provides a variety of real-world environments and infrastructures. The facility is located on a 500-acre site and features a 2.5-mile highway loop and a 700ft curved tunnel in addition to a number of overpasses, intersections and roundabouts. The center is a non-profit initiative whose focus is on testing and product development. The facility aims to not only progress the safety of automated vehicle technology and future mobility but also introduce voluntary standards for the industry. ACM is supported by a number of companies included AT&T, Visteon Corporation, Toyota, Ford and Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. The Center is a collaboration of several local bodies including the State of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the University of Michigan, Business Leaders for Michigan, Ann Arbor SPARK and Ypsilanti Township.

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