Update July 2022
Steve Purdy, AHF Managing Director
Burton Officer Dalton Christie.
When the Back to the Bricks® Executive Committee met to discuss this year’s Grand Marshal, they wanted to continue the tradition of honoring someone that works hard, gives back, does
their best to make a difference, and is proud of where he works and where he lives. This year,
there were so many wonderful candidates to choose from, as we have hundreds of deserving
individuals in our community.
MotorCities National Heritage Area Adds Two New Members to its Board of Directors
DETROIT – At its recent meeting, the MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, who will each serve a two-year term.
ANNOUNCING THE 2022 INDUCTEES
DETROIT – GM continues to accelerate its growth as a platform innovator and announced today new commercial applications of its HYDROTEC fuel cell technology. HYDROTEC projects, which are currently in development, from heavy-duty trucks to aerospace and locomotives, are being planned for use beyond vehicles for power generation.
DETROIT – GM announced this week that its next-generation hands-free driver-assist system, Ultra Cruise, will be powered by a scalable compute architecture featuring system-on-chips developed by American semiconductor company Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. GM will be the first company to use the Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon Ride™ Platform for advanced driver assistance technology, which features an industry-leading 5-nanometer Snapdragon™ SA8540P SoC and SA9000P artificial intelligence accelerator.
DETROIT – In a virtual keynote Wednesday at CES 2022, General Motors Chair and CEO Mary Barra outlined the waves of change that are coming as society moves toward the mass adoption of electric vehicles. GM, a company transitioning from automaker to platform innovator, provided a view of EV technology's inflection point at CES one year ago.
“Technology-driven by purpose will change the world,” said Deborah Wahl, GM global chief marketing officer. “GM is redefining how people and goods are moved. Our commitment to a vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion has positioned us to lead. As we implement our growth strategy, we have an opportunity and, frankly, an obligation to create a better future for generations to come. That’s the Ultium Effect.”
mission: To honor and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals in the international motor vehicle industry through awards and educational programs that challenge young and old alike to higher levels of personal achievement.