Today, mobility is about technology and all the options it creates. Michigan is at the epicenter of this new mobility, driven by innovation and an unparalleled transportation-focused ecosystem. It's where you'll find cutting-edge testing and research facilities alongside the world's largest manufacturers getting together with the world's most creative new startups.
So how did Michigan come to be recognized as a leader in transforming the automotive industry from traditional manufacturing to the next generation of mobility technology?
in Michigan offer nationally-ranked undergraduate engineering programs and 4 offer nationally-ranked graduate programs.
Michigan boasts the highest concentration of people employed in engineering-related jobs.
Pinckney Community High School, with a dedicated cybersecurity program.
equipped for connected vehicle testing by 2020.
top automated vehicle testing sites.
have headquarters or technology center in Michigan.
equipment in the united States.
investment in Michigan since 2009, more than 3 times any other state.
automotive suppliers to North America have a presence in Michigan and 60 are headquartered here.
and 8 angel investors funded mobility technology startups in Michigan, while another 61 provided entrepreneurial support
for number of inventors, with more than 10,00 that were issued patents in 2017.
To get started, mobility startups need support and investment. PlanetM offers testing and pilot mobility grants to get ideas off the ground, and companies a chance to use state-of-the-art facilities to develop and refine their technologies.
For startups looking for an introudction to Michigan's tech and mobility companies, there's the PlanetM Landing Zone, an exclusive collaboration and networking space in Detroit.
Urban areas are getting smarter by leveraging technologies from Michigan companies. PlanetM connects these new innovations to Michigan's mobility ecosystem -- the people, places and resources dedicated to the evolution of transportation mobility.
Whether you're working to create more sustainable methods of mobility, new ways to bring services to transportation deserts, or invent new apps for autonomous vehicles, PlanetM can help you get there. Starting a new company and want a tour of PlanetM's Landing Zone? Or maybe you're ready to launch a pilot program of your own? Then get connected with PlanetM.Learn More at planetm.com
Detroit Regional Chamber (2019) Michigan is Automobility.
Detroit, Michigan: Michigan Economic Development Corporation