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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Decline 11 Cents this week

Michigan Business Network
October 14, 2019 1:00 PM

The Michigan state average is 30 cents less than this time last year 

DEARBORN, Mich., (October 14, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan slipped 11 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.58 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 1 cent less than this time last month and about 30 cents less than this time last year.

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NEWS RELEASE : AAA Warns Pedestrian Detection Systems Don’t Work When Needed Most

Michigan Business Network
October 8, 2019 3:00 PM

Study finds safety systems fail at night when the majority of pedestrian vehicle fatalities occur

DEARBORN, Mich., (October 3, 2019) — New research from AAA reveals that automatic emergency braking systems with pedestrian detection perform inconsistently, and proved to be completely ineffective at night. An alarming result, considering 75% of pedestrian fatalities occur after dark.

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ChargeD Initiative Brings Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers to Downtown Detroit

Michigan Business Network
October 1, 2019 3:00 PM

Last week, Project Kinetic, a unique collaboration between the public, private and philanthropic sectors, launched ChargeD – the city’s first network of electric vehicle (EV) fast chargers in downtown Detroit’s Beacon Park. The four ChargePoint DC fast-charger stations enables Detroit residents and visitors to fast-charge their EVs while enjoying the park and learning about the benefits of EV ownership.

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AAA: Michigan Gas Prices Decline 12 Cents

Michigan Business Network
October 1, 2019 11:00 AM

The Michigan state average is 37 cents less than this time last year 

DEARBORN, Mich., (September 30, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan slipped 12 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.62 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 3 cents less than this time last month and 37 cents less than this time last year.

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A Shunpiker's Journal | Latest News From Automotive Heritage Foundation

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2019 8:00 AM

The IRS Grants 501(C)3 Status to the Automotive Heritage Foundation

Our Automotive Heritage Foundation is now officially a charitable non-profit under IRS 501(c)3 requirements. The Foundation’s mission, as most of you know, is to promote the appreciation and promulgation of automotive history and culture, classic and collector vehicles, the aesthetics of automobiles and related interests, and is the fiduciary for the Automotive Heritage Awards. The AHF is developing new projects within the auto heritage space with intent to partner with like-minded individuals and organizations to pursue these projects and goals.

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Need AAA Roadside Help? Just Talk to Google or Alexa

Michigan Business Network
September 24, 2019 4:00 PM

New Feature Uses Digital Assistants to Place Service Requests

DEARBORN, Mich., (September 24, 2019) — AAA members needing emergency service can now get help just by talking to their digital assistant. A new AAA-developed feature for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa allows members to forgo the call and make requests for some roadside service needs, such as fuel refills, battery replacements, or flat tire repairs directly through their digital assistants.

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Hagerty: Never Stop Driving | A Shunpiker's Journal

A Shunpiker's Journal
September 23, 2019 11:00 AM

Our friends at Hagerty, purveyor of classic and collector car insurance, largest private employer in Traverse City, just published a fascinating book celebrating the joy of being on the road in our cars titled Never Stop Driving, an anthology of stories by Hagerty content manager Larry Webster and other well-known contributors. One section of the book asks famous car guys and gals what would be their last drive. We talk to Jonathan Klinger, Hagerty senior PR manager, during the book launch event at M1 Concours in Pontiac. Listen next time for interviews with McKeel Hagerty and Larry Webster.

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An Interview with Kiekert | A Shunpiker's Journal

A Shunpiker's Journal
September 23, 2019 10:00 AM

On these segments of A Shunpiker's Journal with host Steve Purdy is Kiekert. Kiekert is a 160+ year old German tier-one auto supplier making latches and latch assemblies. They are also the presenting sponsor of our Automotive Heritage Journalism Awards at the Concours d’Elegance of America. Keikerts general manager and global sales director, Mike Hietbrink, talks about his company’s innovative products, their activities in the Detroit area and involvement in our awards project.

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AAA: MICHIGAN GAS PRICES DECLINE

Michigan Business Network
September 3, 2019 5:00 PM

DEARBORN, Mich., (September 3, 2019) - Gas prices in Michigan slipped 11 cents compared to a week ago. Michigan drivers are now paying an average of $2.60 per gallon for regular unleaded. This price is 18 cents less than this time last month and about 26 cents less than this time last year.

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PlanetM Awards $450,000 in Grants to Mobility-Focused Startups, Including 2 New to Michigan

Michigan Business Network
August 27, 2019 11:00 AM

by Kurt Nagl

 

  • U.K., NYC companies to enter Michigan market
  • Carpooling, pedestrian safety among focuses of startups
  • This is the third round of mobility grants for PlanetM
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