Creating Tomorrow Together
Michigan Central is a new mobility innovation district located in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood.
Ford Motor Company is restoring Michigan Central Station to be the centerpiece of this district, where mobility innovators and disruptors from around the world will develop, test, and launch new urban transportation solutions.
There's so much more to Michigan Central
Our CollaboratorsMichigan Central will be an open platform for collaboration, because solving complex transportation challenges can’t be done alone. We need the best startups and the brightest talent, leading entrepreneurs, researchers, technologists, foundations, industry and government stakeholders to partner with us in Detroit.
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Voices of the Community
Michigan Central is now a beacon of hope and revival. We don’t have to wish for a comeback anymore.
Boratha TanProduct Development Engineer, Ford Motor Company
I'm grateful that Michigan Central was able to help give even more life and value to a community that will not only just impact Corktown but will impact and spread deeper into the community.
Amy KaherlDirector of Curation, Ponyride
Working with young people in the city, there’s a lot of talent, but people don’t know what they’re capable of until they’re exposed to it.
Denzell TurnerThe Collab
Michigan Central Station
When Michigan Central Station opened in 1913, it was the fourth tallest building in the city and the tallest train station in the world, with 18 stories.
AV Testing in Detroit
Ford is actively testing a fleet of self-driving vehicles with our partner Argo AI on the streets of Corktown and Detroit, as well as five other test cities – Austin, Miami, Palo Alto, Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.
Michigan Central + Newlab Studios
Michigan Central has collaborated with Brooklyn’s Newlab to launch two studios to drive sustained mobility innovation in Detroit, lay the foundation for the ecosystem we are creating in Corktown and tackle complex transportation problems.
What’s Happening Around
November 19, 2020
Stone Carver Re-creates 11,500-pound Limestone Capital for Michigan Central Station
November 17, 2020
Ford Reveals Plans for Inclusive, Vibrant, Walkable Mobility Innovation District Around Michigan Central Station
June 25, 2020
Ford’s Michigan Central and Newlab Collaborate to Drive Sustained Mobility Innovation Investment in Detroit