Mobility Studio

Driving the future of mobility.

A collaboration between Ford’s Michigan Central and Newlab to foster an ecosystem of startups, researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs committed to helping shape the future of mobility in a way that benefits everyone.

The Mobility Studio aims to solve tomorrow’s transportation challenges and prepare cities, regions, and industries for a connected, autonomous, and electrified future.


Apply your technology to tackle complex transportation problems related to connectivity, autonomy, and electrification. Get in touch to learn more or to collaborate with the Mobility Studio.

About Michigan Central

Michigan Central is a new mobility innovation district in Corktown, Detroit. It is a sustainable community of new and revitalized buildings, shared spaces, a first-of-its-kind mobility testing platform, and 1.2 million square feet of commercial space. It will serve as an open platform for partnerships, drawing leading entrepreneurs, researchers, and technologists from Detroit and around the world to co-create and test new products and services on real-world streets, in real-world situations. The ecosystem will address urban transportation challenges, improve mobility access for everyone, and develop technologies to help prepare for a more connected, autonomous and electrified world ahead.

About Ford

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company, and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected services. Ford employs approximately 188,000 people worldwide.

Laying the Foundation for Michigan Central



Detroit Startup Week fireside chat between Julie Roscini, Ford’s ​head of external engagement for Michigan Central, ​and Shaun Stewart, Newlab CEO. The two discuss the collaboration between Ford’s Michigan Central and Newlab to drive sustained mobility innovation investment in Detroit.