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Michigan Council on Future Mobility

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Department of Transportation

Michigan Council on Future Mobility

The 21-member Council was created by PA 332 of 2016, and is housed within the Department of Transportation.  The Council provides the Governor and Legislature with recommendations regarding changes to state policy to ensure Michigan continues to be the world leader in automated, driverless, and connected vehicle technology. The Council is tasked with submitting recommendations for statewide policy changes and updates annually by March 31, or more frequently at the Council’s discretion. Members are appointed by the Governor and serve terms expiring at the pleasure of the Governor.


The Michigan Council on Future Mobility fosters a cohesive and collaborative environment with recommendations to promote the development of technologies associated with autonomous, automated, and connected vehicles, and enhancing personal mobility transformation across all modes of transportation in the state.

Council Contact: 
Kelly Bartlett, Connected & Automated Vehicle Specialist

Media Contact:
Jeff Cranson, MDOT Director of Communications

Public Act 332 of 2016

2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report

Strategic Goals & Objectives

The Council seeks to realize its vision and fulfill its mission by embracing the following strategic goals and objectives:

  • Educating itself and policymakers on future mobility, from needs to solutions for all modes of transportation;
  • Connecting public and private sector entities that will foster innovation and practical advances in mobility;
  • Creating an educational, professional and personal environment that attracts and retains desirable talent to serve and strengthen the transportation industry;
  • Engaging local communities and partners to promote and advance personal mobility;
  • Promoting equitable access to future mobility options, especially for those who are economically disadvantaged, persons with disabilities, and seniors;
  • Identifying opportunities to develop and brand Michigan as the epicenter of mobility technology and policy development;
  • Ensuring effective cybersecurity standards for safe and efficient transportation;
  • Addressing and evaluating implications for risk management, insurance and product liability laws;
  • Assessing the need for structural improvements to public and private infrastructure to facilitate deployment of new technologies that enhance personal mobility across all modes of transportation; and,
  • Displaying national thought leadership by analyzing the impact of autonomous/highly automated vehicles and potential, required changes to the Michigan Vehicle and Insurance codes and the practical impact of such changes on law enforcement.


Satish Upda, Okemos - Executive Vice President for Administrative Services at Michigan State University

Stephen Buckley, Novi - Senior Technical Fellow/Senior Manager in Electrical Engineering for FCA US LLC

David Bulkowski, Grand Rapids - Executive Director for Disability Advocates of Kent County

Eric DeLong, Grand Rapids - Deputy City Manager for the City of Grand Rapids

Emily Frascaroli, Grosse Ile - Counsel for Ford Motor Company

Brandon Tucker, Toledo, Ohio - Dean of Advanced Technology and Public Service Careers for Washtenaw Community College

Amy Mass, Howell - Vice President and Counsel for The Hanover Insurance Group

Jeremy McClain, Ortonville - Director of Systems and Technology for Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

John Peracchio, Grosse Pointe Shores, Chair - Managing Member - Peracchio & Company, LLC

Gary Smyth, Rochester Hills - Executive Director of Global R&D Laboratories for General Motors Company (Retired)

Senator Adam Hollier

Senator Kim LaSata

Representative Julie Calley

Representative Rebekah Warren