Michigan Project

Cavnue is developing a first-of-its-kind connected corridor in Michigan, the birthplace of the automobile and the home of 75% of U.S. automotive R&D investment.

Cavnue's Lead Project in Michigan

Cavnue is undertaking a planning process to inform the development of a first-of-its-kind connected corridor in southeast Michigan.

Cavnue is undertaking a feasibility analysis to inform the development of a first-of-its-kind connected corridor in southeast Michigan. Cavnue was selected by the Michigan Department of Transportation to bring together technology and infrastructure to create a connected corridor improving safety, congestion, accessibility, and other benefits for the state. With partners spanning sectors — Michigan’s state government and the City of Detroit, the University of Michigan, the Ford Motor Company, and others — we’re starting work to pilot, plan, and potentially develop a Connected and Automated Vehicle Corridor between downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor. Over time, the corridor will yield greater safety and accessibility while allowing existing roadways to handle more passengers – and fairly and equitably provide critical access in communities with long-standing transportation and transit gaps. The project would be “future-proofed” and evolve to meet transit goals, beginning with connected buses and shared mobility vehicles, and over time expanding to additional types of CAVs such as personal vehicles and freight. The first phase is a collaborative piloting, planning, and development period lasting 24 months to test technology and infrastructure, conduct analysis and community outreach, and establish a viable vision for the project.

The project is focused on the corridor between Detroit and Ann Arbor where expanded mobility and economic development opportunities would connect individuals and small businesses to Michigan’s most important industrial, technological, and academic clusters.

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What people are saying about us

“This groundbreaking project reinforces Michigan’s current position as a global leader in mobility innovation, and it also keeps us moving forward on a path to more equitable, safe, and environmentally conscious transportation in the…

Trevor Pawl
Director of the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification

“This is another exciting day for Michigan and our pioneering efforts to improve mobility and quality of life. We are excited to support Gov. Whitmer’s efforts and offer state infrastructure to showcase technology that will save lives and improve efficiency for commuters and the delivery of…

Paul Ajegba
Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation

“This project, and the decision by Cavnue and SIP to invest here, continues to reinforce that the future of mobility will be designed and built in Detroit and Southeast…

Mark Duggan
Mayor of Detroit

“My vision for Michigan Central is to create an open mobility innovation district that solves tomorrow’s transportation challenges and improves mobility access for everyone,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “Building out a connected corridor cements Michigan as a leader in creating a more connected, autonomous and electrified future. We thank the state for recognizing the community and economic benefits and the importance of creating smart infrastructure across southeast…

Bill Ford
Executive Chairman of Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC

"The action we’re taking today is good for our families, our businesses, and our economy as a whole. Here in Michigan, the state that put the world on wheels, we are taking the initial steps to build the infrastructure to help us test and deploy the cars of the…

Gretchen Whitmer
Michigan Governor

Selected Michigan Project Partners

Cavnue’s Michigan project is being developed in concert with a range of leading mobility and local stakeholders.

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