The American Center for Mobility powered by Intertek is designed specifically to accelerate the development of automated and connected vehicle technologies. Located in Ypsilanti, MI, ACM is a test track designed and built for the development and validation of connected vehicle technologies. These technologies include Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, and advanced behaviors at all levels of SAE autonomy per SAE J3016.

American Center for Mobility

Current ACM Site Features and Capabilities

ACM Freeway Loop

  • 2.5 mile loop, unidirectional, two – three lanes
  • Lay-by (pull-off) areas with power, Wi-Fi, and ethernet (fiber) available
  • Speeds vary between 50 – 65 MPH, based on road geometry and DOT standard formulae with higher speed tests evaluated on a case-by-case basis
  • Mixture of new pavement and weathered, existing pavement from a previously public portion of US-12
  • Concrete and HMA materials
  • Multiple merge opportunities
  • Exit and entrance ramps with various configurations and changing elevations
  • Two tri-level overpasses
  • Varying shoulder widths and line striping configurations
  • Road curvature and elevation changes limit line of sight and challenge long ranger sensors
  • Roadside units and DSRC capability
  • Environment useful for evaluating:
    • Curve speed warning systems
    • Lane keeping assistance systems
    • Adaptive Cruise Control systems
    • Lane departure warning systems
    • Lane change decision aid systems
    • Full speed range adaptive cruise control
    • Custom applications

Willow Run Bypass Tunnel

  • 700-feet long, unidirectional curved tunnel, two lanes, 40 MPH
  • Entirely new HMA pavement
  • Exit not visible until nearly halfway through tunnel
  • Environment useful for evaluating:
    • Communication / GPS signal loss
    • Sudden changes in ambient lighting
    • Curve speed warning systems
    • Lane keeping assistance systems
    • Adaptive Cruise Control systems
    • Localization and lane keeping
    • Lane change decision aid systems
    • Other custom testing

Planet M Boulevard

  • Six lanes, three eastbound, three westbound, 55 MPH straight road
  • Entirely new HMA pavement
  • Traffic signals and RSUs at freeway exit and entrance
  • Transitions to six lanes with no boulevard
  • Environment useful for evaluating:
    • Lane keeping assistance systems
    • Adaptive Cruise Control systems
    • Forward vehicle collision warning systems
    • Assisted parking systems
    • Lane departure warning systems
    • Lane change decision aid systems
    • Maneuvering Aids for Low Speed Operation systems
    • Pedestrian detection and collision mitigation systems
    • Low speed following systems
    • Full speed range adaptive cruise control systems
    • Forward vehicle collision mitigation systems
    • Cooperative intersection signal information and violation warning systems
    • Other custom testing

Urban Arterial

  • 1.5-miles long, two lanes, bidirectional, 55 mph
  • Lay-by (pull-off) areas with power, Wi-Fi, and ethernet (fiber) available
  • 11-foot lanes with narrow eastbound shoulders
  • Existing, weathered pavement from previously public portion of US-12
  • Environment useful for evaluating:
    • Lane keeping assistance systems
    • Adaptive Cruise Control systems
    • Forward vehicle collision warning systems
    • Assisted parking systems
    • Lane departure warning systems
    • Maneuvering Aids for Low Speed Operation systems
    • Low speed following systems
    • Full speed range adaptive cruise control systems
    • Forward vehicle collision mitigation systems
    • Overtaking
    • Other custom testing

Roadside Units

  • RSU’s located throughout the different testing environments for standard and custom DSRC applications

Equipment

  • DRI Soft Car 360 Global Vehicle Target
  • Euro NCAP Vehicle Target (EVT)
  • 4activePS Static Adult and Child pedestrian targets and surfboards
  • Moshon Data Foam Core Vehicle Target
  • Moshon Data Foam Slab Vehicle Target
  • RaceLogic VBOX ADAS Data Acquisition and RTK System

Intertek can evaluate and benchmark Advanced Driver Assistance and Safety Systems (ADAS) such as:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Automatic Parking
  • Automotive Navigation System
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Crash Imminent Braking (CIB)
  • Collision Avoidance System
  • Driver Monitoring System
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
  • Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Turning Assistant
  • Vulnerable Road User (VRU) Detection System 

Standards we evaluate against:

  • Euro NCAP Test Protocol – Autonomous Emergency Braking Car-to-Car
  • Euro NCAP Test Protocol – Autonomous Emergency Braking Vulnerable Road User
  • Euro NCAP Test Protocol – Lane Support Systems
  • Euro NCAP Test Protocol – Speed Assist Systems
  • ISO 11067:2015 – Curve speed warning systems (CSWS)
  • ISO 11270:2014 – Lane keeping assistance systems (LKAS)
  • ISO 15622:2010 – Adaptive Cruise Control systems
  • ISO 15623:2013 – Forward vehicle collision warning systems
  • ISO 16787:2017 – Assisted parking system (APS)
  • ISO 17361:2017 – Lane departure warning systems
  • ISO 17386:2010 – Maneuvering Aids for Low Speed Operation (MALSO)
  • ISO 17387:2008 – Lane change decision aid systems (LCDAS)
  • ISO 19237:2017 – Pedestrian detection and collision mitigation systems
  • ISO 22178:2009 – Low speed following (LSF) systems
  • ISO 22179:2009 – Full speed range adaptive cruise control (FSRA) systems
  • ISO 22839:2013 – Forward vehicle collision mitigation systems
  • ISO 26684:2015 – Cooperative intersection signal information and violation warning systems (CIWS)

Intertek offers a wide range of engineering support services at all phases of product evaluation, such as:

  • Product design troubleshooting & recommendations
  • R&D support
  • Identify/solve regulatory & certification requirements
  • Identify/solve testing challenges
  • Performance & safety assessments
  • Systems plan development, including analysis on integrated components
  • Assistance with documentation
  • New technology requirements
  • New automotive market demand
  • Simplifying complex requirements
  • Design for compliance with current/upcoming regulations
  • Resolve existing issues and anticipate future challenges

Intertek can perform full vehicle evaluation and validation processes including:

  • Accelerated Mileage Accumulation
  • Data Acquisition and Comprehensive Reporting
  • Energy Storage System Cycling and Performance Measurement
  • EV Infrastructure Testing
  • Fleet Vehicle Monitoring
  • Public Road & Closed Track Testing
  • Rough Road Testing
  • Evaluate Interoperability between Devices and Vehicles
  • Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) V2X
  • 5G communications V2X
  • Sensor Durability

Additional Capabilities:

  • Full Vehicle Testing including real-world and test track mileage accumulation
  • Access to fleet operators and contracted drivers to allow for rapid mileage accumulation and real-world performance assessment
  • Multi-channel data logging capabilities with real-time data upload via LTE/4G/Wi-Fi networks
  • Battery pack cycling/testing
  • Battery Testing
  • Vehicle Powertrain Component Testing
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Testing
  • Closed Track Vehicle Testing
  • Public Road Vehicle Testing
  • Laboratory Vehicle Testing

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