PLYMOUTH, Mich.—Adient Ltd. is the latest company to support the American Center for Mobility, saying it plans to enter into a partnership with the nonprofit testing and development facility in Ypsilanti Township.
Through the partnership, the Plymouth-based automotive seating supplier plans to continue developing innovations and seating configurations for future vehicles, the company said in a news release.
The arrangement is for a three-year, renewable sponsorship, according to company spokeswoman Mary Kay Dodero. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.
Adient is one of many companies supporting the ACM, which is located on 500 acres of the historic Willow Run site and has a 2.5-mile highway loop, intersections, roundabouts and a 700-foot curved tunnel for testing of automated vehicles.
Visteon Corp. is sponsoring the American Center for Mobility at a founder level with a $5 million investment, becoming last November the first tier-one automotive supplier to do so. Subaru of America Inc. is investing $2 million in the site, it announced in January.
AT&T, Toyota Motor Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. also have invested in the ACM. As of January, it had secured $110 million in funding toward the total $135 million cost for the site.
Adient is planning to move its global headquarters to the Marquette Building in Detroit after being spun off from Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls Inc. in 2016.