Innovation starts here

Research & Development

The POWER to invent the future

AAM’s POWER is in our people, products and processes. We are committed to emPOWERing our talented associates to think differently and create new technologies. Since our founding over 20 years ago, we have invested more than $1 billion in Research & Development initiatives. This has included the creation of 15 global engineering development centers to support our customers while developing the technologies of future. We will continue to develop smarter technologies that help keep drivers safe, improve vehicle performance and power density, and increase efficiency while maintaining our outstanding focus on quality and durability. 

Global Technology Centers
  
Advanced Technology Development Center

ATDC

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is the nucleus of AAM expertise, research, collaboration and innovation. Our teams are under one roof working to seamlessly integrate all of our functions - common data, common feedback, quick learning and quick application of action are all a reality. The ATDC is the epicenter for creativity, innovation and advanced analytics and is the focal point of AAM's development of future process, product and system technology.

Rochester Hills Technical Center

RHTC

Working in tandem with the ATDC, our Rochester Hills Technical Center (RHTC) continues to evolve as a testing and validation facility. We are expanding and enhancing AAM's diagnostic and hardware assessment capabilities to allow for more extensive product benchmarking and prototype testing. The RHTC is home to the noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) team and the corporate materials lab, which have been instrumental in developing new and advanced technologies focused on lightweighting, efficiency and vehicle performance.

Mechatronics Technical Center

MTC

Located adjacent to the RHTC, our Mechatronics Technical Center (MTC) is integral to our expanding work with connected vehicle technology, embedded software, vehicle dynamics, actuator development and electronically controlled components. This is the hub for our work in the areas of integration and communication between our products and other vehicle systems.

Trollhättan Technical Center

TTC

Our Trollhättan Technical Center (TTC) in Sweden is our hybrid and electric driveline center of excellence and is integral to assisting our customers in meeting stringent fuel efficiency and CO2 requirements.