Matt Roush

About Matt Roush

Matt Roush is Managing Editor of the University News Bureau and Director of Media Relations at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, and co-host of the M2 TechCast podcast with founder and publisher Mike Brennan. Before joining LTU, Roush spent more than 30 years as a reporter and editor covering high tech, business, and local government for media outlets including WWJ Newsradio 950, Crain’s Detroit Business, the Kalamazoo Gazette, and the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

Survey: Consumers Expect To Ditch Gasoline Cars For EVs Within 10 Years

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.

By |2020-02-20T19:52:30-05:00February 20th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Troy Supply Chain Software Developer Algo Raises $15 Million

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

By |2020-02-20T19:52:30-05:00February 20th, 2020|Entrepreneurs|

PlanetM To Assist Four Michigan Mobility Startups

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

By |2020-02-20T19:40:32-05:00February 20th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Grand Rapids’ US Signal Releases State Of The Data Center

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

By |2020-02-12T19:00:02-05:00February 12th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

Women’s Tech Group Now Sponsoring 10 All-Girl Teams In LTU’s Robofest

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

By |2020-02-13T16:28:31-05:00February 12th, 2020|ESD, STEM|

Lawrence Tech Earns 2020-21 ‘Military Friendly School’ Designation

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

By |2020-02-12T18:04:14-05:00February 12th, 2020|ESD|

J.D. Power: Wireless Companies Getting Better At Automated Customer Care

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.

By |2020-02-09T15:01:42-05:00February 9th, 2020|New Products / Contracts|

Auto Supplier Gets State Aid For Expansion For Electric Vehicles

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

By |2020-02-09T15:01:42-05:00February 9th, 2020|Auto Tech, Uncategorized|

St. John Lutheran Of Rochester Wins Michigan Future City Regional

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

By |2020-02-05T10:40:49-05:00February 5th, 2020|ESD|

Fiat Chrysler Debuts Version 5 Of Uconnect Infotainment System

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

By |2020-01-30T18:04:16-05:00January 30th, 2020|Auto Tech, Featured|