The American Center for Mobility (ACM) announces its second partnership with Siemens. Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) will now provide approximately $1 million in state-of-the-art ITS infrastructure, software, and engineering support to aid ACM in developing real-world testing and validation of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). The newest agreement between Siemens and ACM adds physical infrastructure, software applications, and analytics to the Virtual Simulation and Testing solutions provided by Siemens PLM, announced earlier this year. Under the terms of this new agreement Siemens ITS will also have a seat on ACM’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB).
"This expanded partnership with Siemens enables ACM to be outfitted with the best infrastructure and applications to benefit our testers," says Soraya Kim, Chief Innovation Officer of the American Center for Mobility. "Our goal is to provide our testers the means for exhaustive validation methodologies and comprehensive regulations for the safe deployment of connected vehicle technologies – something I am confident this extended partnership accomplishes."
"Michigan has done an incredible job of ensuring its position as a leading technology hub for future transportation solutions, and the American Center for Mobility is an important cornerstone of that effort," explains Marcus Welz, CEO of Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems. "As a company that is transforming today's digitalized environment for many different transportation applications, we realize the importance of being involved with the type of research and testing that is happening at this center and its eco-system."
Dave Lauzun, Vice President of Automotive & Transportation Industries at Siemens PLM adds, "Now, having both our virtual and physical assets at the Center will ensure a comprehensive validation of today's – and tomorrow's – mobility ecosystem."
Siemens joins a long list of companies supporting ACM, including its founders AT&T, Visteon Corporation, Toyota, Ford and Hyundai America Technical Center Inc., and sponsors Microsoft, Subaru of America, Inc., and Adient; and partners Microsoft, Intertek and Deloitte.
Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems, a leader in Connected Vehicle and intelligent transportation technologies, is working with cities including Tampa, FL; New York, NY; Las Vegas, NV; and Ann Arbor, MI, to design and deploy these types of intelligent systems. Siemens is also a member of the USDOT Affiliated Test Bed for Connected Vehicle technologies, a group pursuing widespread deployment of wireless communication systems between vehicles and road infrastructure.