On Thursday, Snyder signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Michigan and Minister Barbara Eibinger-Miedl of the Austrian state of Styria. The document formalizes cooperation in the automotive sector among Michigan, Styria and leading automotive suppliers and research and technical institutions. He also was joined at the headquarters of AVL by representatives of the AC Styria Cluster, which facilitates the advancement of auto mobility in Styria. AVL is an independent company involved with the development, simulation and testing technology of vehicle powertrains.
“This agreement establishes a formal relationship to share best practices and knowledge transfer between Michigan and Styria in the development and deployment of intelligent vehicle transportation,” Snyder said. “The similarities between the two states in terms of auto advancement are striking, and through cooperation we will continue making great strides.”