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You Can Shape What’s Next In Mobility

Michigan Business Network
August 16, 2019 2:00 PM

Contribute your expertise to WCX™ World Congress Experience 2020

Your expertise can help propel the mobility industry forward at SAE International's WCX World Congress Experience 2020--- North America’s largest gathering of mobility engineering professionals. WCX provides the perfect platform to share the latest advancements in mobility through a technical presentation or development of a peer-reviewed manuscript.

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Building The Mobility Ecosystem

Michigan Business Beat
August 12, 2019 1:00 PM

The Michigan Business Network was on the road to the Traverse City Resort and Spa for the Management Briefing Seminars. MBS 2019 is put on by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and this year the focus was on the auto industry's commitment to change. The three day included more than 1,000 stakeholders, automakers, suppliers, startups, media, government. One of the panel discussions was on Building the Mobility Ecosystem and how stakeholders are developing the mobility ecosystem of the future. 

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Pratt & Miller Awarded Michigan Mobility Challenge

Michigan Business Network
July 29, 2019 3:00 PM

Pratt & Miller, a new addition to the PlanetM Landing Zone in Detroit and recipient of the $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge, is partnering with Michigan-based companies to address the mobility needs of seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans, including the development of autonomous electric shuttles that are ADA compliant.

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Ford & Volkswagen Expand Global Collaboration to Advance Autonomous Driving

Michigan Business Network
July 29, 2019 2:00 PM

 

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG announced they are expanding their global  alliance to include electric vehicles – and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe.
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Michigan's Mobility Ecosystem Takes Center Stage at TechCrunch Mobility

Michigan Business Network
July 23, 2019 11:00 AM

PlanetM brought Michigan’s mobility ecosystem to San Jose for TechCrunch Mobility on July 10, touting the many mobility transformations and developments taking place in the state. PlanetM sponsored two sessions focused on the ongoing collaboration between Michigan and Silicon Valley. 

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MEDC | U-M MTRAC Advanced Transportation Hub Announces Funding to Seven Transportation Technology Projects

Michigan Business Network
June 28, 2019 12:00 PM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation at the University of Michigan recently awarded a combined $640,000 in funding to seven high-tech, early-stage projects led by researchers at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. These projects aim to address future or poorly met market needs, offering ways to increase the efficiency, safety and sustainability of moving people and goods.

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EcoMotion 2019 Conference

Michigan Business Network
May 14, 2019 9:00 AM

Don’t miss the biggest week in smart mobility! 
Join the Michigan Delegation to Israel June 11, 2019 for the
EcoMotion 2019 Conference in Tel Aviv. 

EcoMotion is a showcase of excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship featuring community activities, networking receptions, and of course, the annual Main Event. The biggest week in smart mobility is one of the best places to meet innovators in transportation with hundreds of start-ups, dozens of senior executives and policymakers in EcoMotion’s unique atmosphere, fostering brainstorming, great networking, and innovation, as no other place.

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Recapping April 16th's MICHauto Automobility Day at the Capitol

Michigan Business Network
April 24, 2019 5:00 PM

MICHauto, a statewide initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, convened executives from 25 automotive companies for meetings with 25 state legislators in Lansing April 16th. For the sixth consecutive year, MICHauto has brought together the automotive industry and legislators to discuss the impact of the industry across the state. For the second year, industry leaders identified policy priorities that are most important to their continued growth.

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Michigan Tech Mobile Lab headed to ACM in Ypsilanti, MI, May 7th and 9th

Michigan Business Beat
April 9, 2019 8:00 AM

After being connected by the team at PlanetM, with MEDC, Jeffrey Mosher speaks to a pair from Houghton, MI,  Christopher Morgan, and Jim Desrochers who are set to hit the road next month for a special open house.
Connected and Automated Vehicles and Modern Methods for Light Duty Automotive Energy Savings,” presented by Michigan Technological University’s Mobile Lab and APS Labs. May 7th afternoon and May 9th, 2019 at the American Center for Mobility 2650 Airport Dr, Ypsilanti, MI 48198.

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MEDC | Companies Adding 262 Jobs, Investing Total of $29.6 Million in Northern, SE Michigan

Michigan Business Network
March 21, 2019 1:00 PM

  • Developments in Mt. Clemens, Pontiac, Evart will generate private investment of $29.6 million
  • Korean auto supplier erae AMS USA establishing new manufacturing operations in Pontiac
  • Expansions underscore strength of state’s automotive manufacturing talent

LANSING, Mich.  Three business expansions that will generate a total of $29.6 million in private investment and create 262 jobs in Michigan have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

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