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DTE Invests $900,000 In Electric Safety Education Campaign For Children, First Responders

DETROIT - DTE Energy is launching a $900,000 education program to inform the public – children in particular – about downed wire safety, and will provide funding to purchase electrical safety equipment and train local fire departments across Southeast Michigan. DTE developed a comprehensive strategy to further emphasize public safety and educate residents about downed power

By |2019-01-21T07:47:27+00:00January 21st, 2019|Connected Tech, New Products / Contracts|

Eaton Helps Reduce Weight, Extend Range Of Electrified Vehicles 

GALESBURG - Power management company Eaton announced its eMobility business has developed compact power-dense automotive inverters capable of increasing the range of electric vehicles. The inverters, which draw electricity from the battery and control how it is applied to the motor to manage power and torque, will be tested by a global automaker in first

By |2019-01-21T07:32:23+00:00January 21st, 2019|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

BASF Partners With Michigan Science Center To Fund Kids’ Lab Programming

DETROIT – For the sixth consecutive year, BASF Corporation has partnered with the Michigan Science Center to deliver Kids’ Lab programming. Kids’ Lab is a BASF-branded hands-on science program tailored to engage students ages 4-12. The science-themed activities at MiSci and in the local community will help to spark interest in young learners and inspire

By |2019-01-21T07:53:41+00:00January 21st, 2019|STEAM|

Bill Ford Envisions Electric Pickups, EV Sales, Going the Last Mile

DETROIT - Soft demand for electric vehicles and an unclear regulatory future were among the challenges facing the automotive industry debated during a variety of panel discussions at AutoMobili-D on Thursday at NAIAS. On one hand, automakers and suppliers are busy reinventing the future with the multi-billion dollar investments in hybrid, electric and self-driving vehicles. At

By |2019-01-21T07:32:24+00:00January 20th, 2019|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

West Michigan Software Development Shop Hires 8 In 2018

ALLENDALE - BizStream, a web and software development shop, announced the addition of eight new team members in 2018 to support project and product growth. The new team members include:  Nathan Graham, Web Developer Ben Buurstra, Web Developer Julie Stanard, Quality Assurance Specialists  Tyler Pfhol, Quality Assurance Specialists Mike Webb, Web Developer Preston Stewart, Web Developer

By |2019-01-21T07:34:59+00:00January 17th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Report: Economic Performance Top Corporate Sustainability Priority

ANN ARBOR - A global survey of supply chain decision makers reveals that economic performance is the top ranking corporate sustainability priority for the majority of organizations. However, when directly asked whether profitability or sustainability was more important, 60 percent gave equal priority to these objectives, with another 25 percent leaning towards sustainability. Conducted by

By |2019-01-21T07:35:29+00:00January 17th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona/Kona EV and Ram 1500 Cars, Trucks, Utility Vehicles Of Year

DETROIT - After hundreds of hours of test drives, research and evaluation by independent jurors, the Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona/Kona EV and Ram 1500 were revealed as the winners of the 2019 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards presented Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The winners were chosen

By |2019-01-14T22:06:53+00:00January 14th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Cooper Standard To Build New World Headquarters In Northville

NOVI – Cooper Standard will build a new world headquarters in Northville, a short distance from Cooper Standard’s current world headquarters in Novi and in close proximity to its Global Technology Center in Livonia. The project is expected to be completed in early 2020. Cooper Standard has grown in size and scope in recent years,

By |2019-01-12T17:35:12+00:00January 12th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

GVSU’s Muskegon Innovation Hub Launches New Award Program

MUSKEGON - Grand Valley State University's Muskegon Innovation Hub is launching a new award program that will recognize and celebrate the most innovative ideas on the Lakeshore. Nominations for the Hub's new "Lakeshore Innovator of the Year" award open today, and can be submitted through January 31 at 5 p.m. "The Muskegon Innovation Hub is

By |2019-01-09T19:26:26+00:00January 9th, 2019|STEAM|

Five Predictions For AI, Intelligent Process Automation In 2019

BOSTON - Some major technology trends in 2019 include increased collaboration between data scientists and the business; greater transparency in how the technology works; more focus on automating back office operations and business processes with lots of unstructured content; and the rise of intelligent process automation as a bridge between robotic process automation and Artificial

By |2019-01-09T19:26:26+00:00January 9th, 2019|IoT|