The east/west section of the six-by-six lane intersection at the American Center for Mobility’s Smart Mobility Test Center in Michigan has been officially named ‘Mobility4All Parkway’ by Toyota Motor North America. Toyota was granted naming rights to the test area to mark five years since it became an ACM founder-level sponsor.
“‘Mobility for All’ is Toyota’s vision of the future as a mobility company pursuing ways to provide universal, inclusive and accessible mobility options to the greatest number of people. ACM plays an important role in helping us toward achieving this goal, and we hope by giving ‘Mobility4All Parkway’ permanent visibility at the facility, others in the industry will embrace this vision for society,” said Monte Kaehr, group vice president, advanced mobility research and development, Toyota Motor North America.
“Thanks to Toyota’s continued support, Michigan has been able to accelerate the mobility industry through research, testing and unique collaborations,” said Reuben Sarkar, president and CEO at ACM. “As one of our founder-level sponsors, Toyota’s contributions and engagement are realizing the vision set forth for ACM while benefiting our entire stakeholder community.”
Toyota joined ACM in 2017 with a sponsorship of US$5m and an established presence on the campus. In 2021, Toyota announced a further US$6m investment, which includes a five-year lease for exclusive on-site facilities, increased use of testing resources, construction of vehicle labs and a new office workspace on the ACM campus. Work is scheduled to be completed this fall.