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Tech That Could End Drunk Driving – US May Mandate

WASHINGTON DC - It's an unfortunate reality that plenty of people still operate vehicles while intoxicated, which can lead to disastrous results for the driver and innocent motorists and pedestrians. "Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes," says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Despite massive public information campaigns

By |2019-10-17T11:17:53-04:00October 17th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Feds Shut Down World’s Largest Dark Web Child Porn Website

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors have filed multiple charges against a 23-year-old South Korean man accused of running what they call the world's "largest dark web child porn marketplace." The now-shuttered English-language site, called "Welcome to Video," contained more than 200,000 unique videos or almost 8 terabytes of data showing sex acts involving children, toddlers and infants, according to the

By |2019-10-17T09:44:03-04:00October 17th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

More Michigan College Students Earning Success

LANSING – A larger percentage of college students earned success at a Michigan public university or community college in 2017-18, according to data reported by the Center for Educational Performance and Information. Statewide, rates for university students increased across all years; while 3-year, 5-year and 6-year success rates for community college students increased. The rates

By |2019-10-16T20:22:13-04:00October 16th, 2019|Featured, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

DTE Energy Names Micah Ragland Communications Director

DETROIT - DTE Energy has named Micah Ragland, former director of Global Communications at Walmart, Inc., has joined DTE Energy as director of Corporate Communications. “Micah is a great fit for our team,” said Paula Silver, vice president of Corporate Communications. “His experience in diverse communications roles and his passion for sustainability and corporate citizenship

By |2019-10-14T09:09:17-04:00October 13th, 2019|Announcements/New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Zoom Ride-Sharing Service To Launch In Metro Detroit In January

DEARBORN - Developers of a new ride-share service announced the launch of its first national test in the metropolitan Detroit market.  Zoom Ride is expected to begin providing services in early January 2020.  Detroit will be the first market to test the new ride-share service that will be launched in five U.S. cities in the first

By |2019-10-14T09:08:26-04:00October 13th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Automation Alley Partners With Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center On Industry 4.0 Breakout Session

TROY - Automation Alley had partnered with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center to offer a breakout session during its Integr8 conference focused on how the smart and connected technologies of Industry 4.0 are converging to disrupt all industries, from automotive and defense to retail and health care. Key sessions include: The Digital Factory: From Threat

By |2019-10-08T17:39:31-04:00October 8th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

ITC Conducting Aerial Patrols Of Transmission Lines In Southeast Michigan

NOVI  – If you see a helicopter flying low over high-voltage transmission towers and lines next week, don't worry., It will be ITC conducting its semi-annual aerial inspections in southeast Michigan - Oct. 14-18, weather permitting. The helicopter patrols are conducted to provide an overall status of the overhead transmission system that is operated by

By |2019-10-10T15:46:02-04:00October 8th, 2019|Featured, News|

Whitmer Uses Line-Item Veto – 147 Times – On GOP’s Michigan Budget

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday used her line-item veto power to cut nearly $1 billion from the Republican-led Legislature’s $59.9 billion budget while declaring other parts of its plan unconstitutional and unenforceable. The first-term Democrat signed all 16 budget bills at 7 p.m., five hours before the start of the state’s new

By |2019-09-30T20:49:04-04:00September 30th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Amazon Orders 100,000 Electric Delivery Trucks From Rivian

SEATTLE - Amazon  will be stepping up its efforts to reduce its climate impact, CEO Jeff Bezos  announced on Thursday. The company will be ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of this commitment, Bezos said. Rivian has engineering and design operations in Plymouth. Bezos said at a National Press Club event in Washington where

By |2019-09-21T13:14:23-04:00September 19th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

Cargo Volumes Through St. Lawrence Seaway Down Due To Lower Grain Exports

DETROIT – Bi-national cargo volumes through the St. Lawrence Seaway (from March 22 to Aug. 31) were down 3.5 percent compared to the same period in 2018. A 20 percent decline in grain shipments was a big factor. Cargos included grain, construction materials, road salt, aluminum and wind energy components, some 20.9 million metric tons

By |2019-09-19T16:06:05-04:00September 19th, 2019|New Products, New Products / Contracts|