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MEDC | Grants for Testing at Detroit Smart Parking Lab will Drive Electrified, Accessible and Safe Mobility Ecosystem Development

Michigan Business Network
August 3, 2022 10:00 AM

Funding will enable testing and refinement of mobility solutions at the Detroit Smart Parking Lab

LANSING, Mich. – The state of Michigan announced today grants totaling $156,000 to four mobility companies that will help to improve pedestrian safety, fine-tune last-mile mobility solutions, and enhance electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure through testing and deployments at the Detroit Smart Parking Lab (DSPL). It’s Electric, Skyfii, Voltpost and Yoshi received a total of $156,000 in Michigan Mobility Funding Platform grants to enable this real-world testing of their mobility solutions.

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CAR | It's Tuesday at CAR MBS 2022!

Michigan Business Network
August 2, 2022 1:00 PM

CAR Management Briefing Seminars

Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City, MI  |  August 2-4, 2022

Here is the full schedule of events for today, Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

MBN is planning to be on hand at CAR MBS Wednesday morning, if you see us, say hello, (when we're not recording interviews)!


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Peters Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Modernize the Way the Federal Government Acquires Technology

Michigan Business Network
July 28, 2022 9:00 AM

The Legislation is Part of Peters’ Efforts to Support Businesses Seeking Government Contracts, Bolster Government Efficiency and Save Taxpayer Dollars

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to modernize the way the federal government acquires technology.

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EV Live to Offer Innovative EV Education Platform for Everyone

Michigan Business Network
July 25, 2022 5:00 PM

GM’s human-centered, online experience creates a space for real conversations about EVs

DETROIT — As part of its mission to make EV ownership accessible to all, General Motors today launched EV Live, an immersive, virtual experience that allows participants to interact one-on-one with EV specialists and learn everything about electric vehicles — for free.

EV Live is a new element of GM’s holistic approach to EVs, which includes:

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Peters Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Simplify Application Process for Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance

Michigan Business Network
July 25, 2022 11:00 AM

Legislation would Create Universal Application for Disaster Survivors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced a bipartisan bill to require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a universal application across federal agencies for disaster survivors who are seeking federal assistance to recover from hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and more. Currently, individuals that require federal aid to recover from a disaster must fill out separate and detailed applications depending on what agency they need help from – a process that can take weeks or even months.

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AAA: Many Drivers Report Driving on Potentially Impairing Medications

Michigan Business Network
July 22, 2022 5:00 PM

Study finds doctors’ orders are often ineffective or ignored by drivers

DEARBORN, Mich., (July 22, 2022) — A national survey - conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety - reveals many Americans admit to taking one or more potentially impairing medications before getting behind the wheel. Read the Full Report

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CAR | Automakers Invest Billions in North American EV and Battery Manufacturing Facilities

Michigan Business Network
July 22, 2022 3:00 PM

Automaker investment in battery and Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturing in North America is on the rise. For nearly two decades, the CAR Automotive Communities Partnership (ACP) has tracked announced automotive manufacturing investments In North America.  The ACP Book of Deals investment database illustrates the extent of the sector’s commitment to the transformation.

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AAA Offers Safety Tips as Heatwave Hits Michigan

Michigan Business Network
July 22, 2022 2:00 PM

 As temps rise, so do risks for children, pets, and vehicles

DEARBORN, Mich., (July 21, 2022) — With the weather forecast calling for temperatures in the 90s for the next several days, AAA offers safety tips to help motorists keep their children, pets, and vehicles safe during what is expected to be the hottest weather so far this summer season.

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Peters Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Screening of Vehicles and Cargo at Ports of Entry

Michigan Business Network
July 22, 2022 8:00 AM

Legislation Will Bolster Border Security and Drug Detection Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced a bipartisan bill to improve the screening of vehicles and cargo entering the United States by increasing the use of non-intrusive inspection systems, which have enabled frontline U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers to more quickly and effectively screen vehicles and large amounts of cargo to ensure secure travel and trade at ports of entry.

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Peters Statement on Postal Service Announcement to Expand Electric Vehicle Fleet

Michigan Business Network
July 21, 2022 6:00 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement after an announcement Wednesday from the United States Postal Service (USPS) saying they intend to expand their electric vehicle purchase order by at least fifty percent:

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