TROY—Car buyers say that new vehicle technologies are a major factor in car buying decisions. But on the other hand, they also confoundingly say that many new car owners don’t bother to use much of that great new technology. That’s according to the recently released J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Tech Experience Index Study. Power analysts
TROY—Satisfaction among large enterprise and medium business wireless customers has reached all-time highs, according to the recently released J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Business Wireless Satisfaction Study. Conversely, though, small business customers are having a different experience when it comes to the service and performance they’re receiving from wireless carriers, as the comparative gap between small
SOUTHFIELD—A capstone thesis project team from Lawrence Technological University was one of only eight national winners of the Engineering Education Award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. LTU was the only Michigan university to win one of the awards. The project, developed by students in LTU’s five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s
DETROIT—Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University have created a unified brand of their partnership, Henry Ford Health + Michigan State University Health Sciences. Launched in January 2021 with the purpose of advancing a new standard of health care, HFH+MSU Health Sciences has already created new pathways for research, cancer care, education and equitable
TROY—On the strength of some very successful new-vehicle launches for 2021, the auto industry continues its trend of producing ever-more appealing vehicles. The BMW 4 Series, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Bronco Sport, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Genesis G80, Kia K5 and Toyota Sienna are all-new or completely redesigned models that achieved segment-topping performances in appeal to owners.
DEARBORN—Ford Motor Co., Walmart, and a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based autonomous vehicle company called Argo AI are working together to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Miami, Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C. — Walmart’s first multi-city autonomous delivery collaboration in the United States. The last mile delivery service will use Ford self-driving test vehicles equipped with
CLARE—Advanced Battery Concepts has introduced its Home Emergency Energy Storage system to address the growing need by homeowners and small commercial businesses for safe, reliable, and cost-effective emergency power. The system, called “HEES” by company officials, relies on the innovative and patented GreenSeal batteries invented by Advanced Battery Concepts. “We accomplished this in a relatively
KALAMAZOO—C2Dx Inc., a medical device company, announced a partnership with another Michigan startup, Farmington Hills-based Quintree. Quintree claims to be the first telemedicine platform that integrates with existing diagnostic equipment. It was created by Dr. Adam Folbe, a practicing ear, nose, and throat doctor, and Sandy Kronenberg, an IT expert and entrepreneur, with the mission to drive higher efficiencies
GRAND RAPIDS—Shoulder Innovations Inc., a developer of shoulder replacement devices, announced a move to a new headquarters in Grand Rapids that is six times larger than the company’s prior headquarters in Holland. The company said it has tripled its staff so far in 2021 amid rapid growth. The company recently received FDA clearance for its
SOUTHFIELD—The C3 Accelerator, a program of the Centrepolis Accelerator manufacturing business incubator established by Lawrence Technological University and the City of Southfield, brought together the companies supported through the program in a C3 Accelerator Showcase event Thursday, Aug. 26. The event speakers provided the latest details on the changing landscape of cleantech innovation and funding opportunities.