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AAA MICHIGAN | Sending Students to College May Change Insurance Risks

Michigan Business Network
September 14, 2018 12:00 PM

AAA Offers Money-Saving Tips for Parents

DEARBORN, MI, (August 22, 2018)  Many Michigan families are sending their children off to college in the coming days and weeks.  It’s critical that parents check their insurance policies and how these  changes will affect their college student.  With coordinating  things like tuition fees, books and meal plans, some families don’t consider the new risks that heading to college can create. The risks include loss of personal property without adequate coverage, liability and identity theft.

“Many parents and guardians consider college to be a life-changing experience for students, but it could actually have an impact on our insurance needs as well,” said Randy Williams, Vice President of Michigan Field Operations, AAA – The Auto Club Groups.

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Automated Is Not Autonomous | Huei Peng

Michigan Business Network
September 7, 2018 2:00 PM

The Michigan Business Network recently held its Mobility Luncheon where Director of Mcity, Huei Peng Ph.D gave a keynote speech on the current status of the mobility industry.

There is talk of the autonomous vehicle being on the verge of populating our streets. However, Huei Peng Ph.D begins with the forward statement, “automated is not autonomous.” During his keynote speech he describes five (0-5) levels of automation and most automated vehicles have barely entered into the first level (see slide 2). Huei continues with the multiple challenges that need to be addressed before truly arriving at a safe and reliable point for these vehicles to drive on public roads. This includes testing the vehicles in a controlled environment where they can be be carefully monitored.

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Recap of the 2018 Automotive Heritage Awards

A Shunpiker's Journal
August 26, 2018 3:00 PM

Steve Purdy and A.J. Baime provide an update on the Automotive Heritage Awards we talked about on our last program. They presented a series of awards for journalism, special automobiles and one for lifetime achievement at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns. GM executive vice president, Mark Reuss, was there to accept the Future Collectible Vehicle of the Year award from the National Automotive History Collection and the Mercedes Maybach Cabriolet won the Concept Vehicle of the Year honor. Most important is the AHA Lifetime Achievement Award that went to veteran columnist for Road & Track and Cycle World magazines, Peter Egan.
www.autoheritageawards.com

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Auto History of The Epic Competition Between Ford and Chevrolet | A.J. Baime

A Shunpiker's Journal
August 26, 2018 12:00 PM

This episode features best-selling author A.J. Baime talking about his masterfully written 4-program series of half-hour stories for the Wondery Business Wars podcast detailing a century of automotive history centered on the epic competition between Ford and Chevrolet. Mr. Baime is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal as well as author of five books about important historical topics. One of his books, Go Like Hell, chronicles the conflict between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari that resulted in Ford building a race car that beat the unbeatable Ferraris at Le Mans. 

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The Mid Michigan SAE Calendar of 2018 Events

A Shunpiker's Journal
July 29, 2018 1:00 PM

 

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The SAE Mobility History Committee (MHC) is exhibiting at the 40th Concours d’Elegance of America

A Shunpiker's Journal
July 28, 2018 6:00 AM

The SAE Mobility History Committee (MHC) is exhibiting at the 40th Concours d’Elegance of America at the Inn at St John’s , Plymouth MI, on 28 & 29th July 2018.

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Planet M and Plug and Play Partner for Mobility Matchmaking Event

Michigan Business Beat
July 11, 2018 11:00 AM

 

Global innovation platform to hold first Detroit Summit on
July 11th

Chris Holman interviewed Amanda Roraff, PlanetM Operations Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, out of Detroit. Representatives from Michigan’s mobility ecosystem – including 40 startups, 60 corporate entities and educational institutions from across the state – are coming together today, on Wednesday, July 11, at Little Caesars Arena for a first-of-its-kind Detroit Summit featuring a day of pitches, exhibits, demos and one-on-one meetings.

The event is being hosted by Plug and Play – the world’s largest global innovation platform – in partnership with PlanetM and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Detroit was a natural choice for an event, given the city’s reputation as a leader in transportation innovation.

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Gary Witzenburg talks Automotive Heritage Awards!

A Shunpiker's Journal
June 22, 2018 2:00 PM

Our friend and colleague, Gary Witzenburg, has been a racer, auto journalist, engineer, PR guy and now he is back to automotive journalism. Gary is one of the hardest working guys in the business. We spend some time talking about the Concours d’Elegance he founded at Michigan State University, and a variety of our shared auto media experiences.

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World-Class Antique, Classic and Collector Car Shows with Ed Lucas

A Shunpiker's Journal
June 22, 2018 1:00 PM

Ed Lucas, auto heritage expert and the voice of many of the most prestigious Concours d’Elegance in the country, talks about these world-class antique, classic and collector car shows and some of the ones he has worked in and around the last few months. We agree on the Amelia Island event being the best in many ways. We also talk about the collector car auction scene - what’s hot and what’s not. His deep knowledge of automotive history and his rich baritone voice will grace our upcoming Automotive Heritage Awards program at the Concours d’Elegnce of America at St. John’s.

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Planet M Launches Grant Program to Support Mobility Startups

Michigan Business Beat
June 7, 2018 9:00 PM

 

PlanetM Launches grant program to support mobility startups Derq, MDOT, Mcity announced as first partners
of two-part program
 

Detroit, Mich. — Mobility startups now have access to more than $1 million in grant funding, thanks to a new statewide PlanetM program announced today. The two-part program, one of the first of its kind, includes a PlanetM Pilot Grant and a PlanetM Testing Grant, was unveiled during the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting held in Detroit, MI.

June 21st update: Jeffrey Mosher interviewed Amanda Roraff, PlanetM Operations Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, out of Detroit. They discuss this announcement and the Detroit Mobility Innovation Initiative and the $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge.

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