LIVONIA—A study show consumers in Europe and the United States expect Battery Electric Vehicles to become viable alternative to internal combustion engines over the coming decade. Though 70 percent of Americans plan to buy a gasoline-powered car within the next year, just 37 percent expect to make that same purchase in five to 10 years.
TROY—Algo, a developer of supply chain software, announced that it received a $15 million investment from Los Angeles-based Integrity Growth Partners. Algo software is used by Fortune 500 enterprises to analyze, drive, predict, and prescribe critical business data and functions, including demand and inventory planning, sales forecasting, product lifecycle management, and category optimization. Algo’s customers
LANSING—PlanetM, the mobility initiative of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., announced a fourth round of PlanetM Mobility Grants to four mobility and technology companies. PlanetM Mobility Grants are designed to help mobility companies with the resources needed to deploy their solutions in Michigan, ultimately optimizing the movement of people, goods and data. More than $300,000
GRAND RAPIDS - Security and compliance, backup and disaster recovery and network availability are the top factors for the majority of U.S.-based IT decision-makers when choosing a third-party data center provider, a new survey from US Signal reported. 2020 State of Data Center Offerings’ survey - data derived from 110 U.S.-based IT decision-makers - found
SOUTHFIELD - The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation has increased the number of all-girl teams it is sponsoring in Robofest, a competition for student-programmed autonomous robots invented by Lawrence Technological University computer science professor C.J. Chung. The MCWTF will now sponsor 10 Robofest teams with $500 grants that the teams can use toward
SOUTHFIELD - Lawrence Technological University announced that it has earned the 2020-21 Military Friendly School designation from Viqtory, focused on linking the military and employers that want to hire them, and publisher of several military-focused magazines and websites. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from
TROY—The best wireless customer care experiences are increasingly becoming those that involve only one human being, according to the latest research from customer experience analytics firm J.D. Power. The firm this week released Volume 1 of its 2020 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance Study and its 2020 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Non-Contract Performance Study.
LANSING—Warren-based Paslin Co. has received a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support a $45 million expansion of its Warren manufacturing plant that is expected to create 200 jobs over three years. Paslin started as a small stamping plant in 1937. Today the company designs and builds customized integrated robotic assembly lines to
NOVI — A team from St. John Lutheran School in Rochester won the 2020 Michigan Regional Competition of Future City, the science and engineering event for middle school students. In the competition, hosted by The Engineering Society of Detroit, teams of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders design a city set at least 100 years in
AUBURN HILLS—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US on Monday announced the introduction of the latest version of its in-vehicle information and entertainment system, Uconnect 5. Company officials said the new service offers an unprecedented level of personalization, with several fully customizable interfaces storing up to five different user profiles. Each user can build their own profile, featuring