Ground broken, plans detailed for autonomous vehicle test track

A new 335-acre autonomous-vehicle proving ground will be open for business here a year from now, says the non-profit AmericanCenterfor Mobility, which held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the facility Monday.

The ACM test track and campus, being built with $20M (£16M) in state funding but designed to draw dollars from automakers and suppliers looking to test emerging mobility technology, will be completed in three phases between now and 2019, says organisation president and CEO John Maddox.

ACM, a partnership of the Michigan Department of Transportation, MichiganEconomic Development Corp, the Universityof Michiganand a handful of other organisations, says it has received 45 letters of support from automakers, suppliers and researchers. This article was originally published in WardsAuto.

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