The American Center for Mobility is set to continue its collaboration with mobile network provider AT&T until 2023.
AT&T has worked exclusively with the ACM since 2017 to provide a 4G/LTE network covering an expansive 500-acre automotive proving ground at its home in Ypsilanti Township, Southeast Michigan.
Both companies commented that the extended collaboration will speed development of connected and automated vehicle technologies, meaning that the Michigan Smart City Test Center based at Willow Run will now be upgraded again to further develop and support services for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication technologies.
AT&T’s plans to add a complex 5G Sub-6Ghz network for advanced research along with improved speeds and reduced latency, which will allow the testing, validation and evolution of new and future connected and automated technology before it makes its way into real-world situations.
Mark Chaput, interim CEO, ACM, said, “Our groundbreaking progress on the support of vehicle-to-everything technologies is made possible in large part to the strength and security of AT&T’s network. We look forward to three more years collaborating rapid and safe development of these life-saving technologies.”