Accessible Streets Studio

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Newlab Detroit - App Deadline: Feb 24, 2021 Program: April - July, 2021

Ford & Newlab Detroit Connecting neighborhoods by solving mobility challenges

Apply now A collaboration between Ford’s Michigan Central and Newlab, the Accessible Streets Studio focuses on making everyday life more navigable and creating opportunities for the residents of Detroit. The Studio, which will ultimately live within the Michigan Central mobility innovation district in Corktown, aims to connect communities around Michigan Central Station by developing solutions to address transportation challenges and bridge accessibility gaps.

The Studio brings together Detroiters, civic stakeholders, startups, and industry experts to co-design high-impact, innovative solutions to address community needs in a meaningful and impactful manner. We are currently seeking teams to design and launch pilots in Detroit to address specific mobility challenges related to bridging transportation gaps, fostering safe and welcoming streets, improving access to mobility information, and access to essential resources.

  • Companies, entrepreneurs, and inventors who are eager to work with local stakeholders to deploy their solutions in Detroit to serve residents and neighborhoods.
  • Teams looking to apply their solutions in a collaborative format to validate technology, spur product development, receive customer feedback, and build traction in a new market.
  • Those with a demonstrated motivation to contribute to the well being of Detroit neighborhoods and the ability to adapt product offerings to meet local needs.
  • We welcome teams working on a variety of solutions and technologies including but not limited to:
    • Shuttles
    • Micro-mobility
    • Micro-mobility infrastructure
    • Peer-to-peer ride sharing
    • Robotics
    • Fleet Management
    • Computer Vision
    • AI / Machine Learning
    • Predictive Analytics
    • EV Charging
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Smart infrastructure
    • Wayfinding
    • Digital platforms
    • Multimodal hubs
    • Delivery services
    • Mobile health services