Michigan Central Station | Mobility Innovation District

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.

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Neighborhood people gather in front of Michigan Central Station for an event on a sunny day.

Our Collaborators

Michigan 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 being a good neighbor to this community looks like allowing a diverse voice of change. That they leave no one behind and remember those who stayed.

Denise Kennedy

The Greening of Detroit Workforce Development Group
Denise Kennedy stands proudly
A diverse community spanning several generations anchored in faith, culture, food, music, and festivals, that has been home to so many of us and will continue to be for generations to come.

Maricela Hernandez

ITO Hosting Engineer, Ford Motor Company
Maricela Hernandez sits in a leather chair looking calm and confident.
Michigan Central is now a beacon of hope and revival. We don’t have to wish for a comeback anymore.

Boratha Tan

Product Development Engineer, Ford Motor Company
Boratha Tan leans in front of a multi-hued brick wall.


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.

A black and white photo of Michigan Central Station from the early 1900's.


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.

The ARGO self-driving test vehicle driving through the streets of Detroit.


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.

Newlab Logo
People walking through the Newlab courtyard.
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