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Ford CEO Says Automakers ‘Overestimated’ Self-Driving Cars

DETROIT - Ford CEO Jim Hackett scaled back hopes about the company's plans for self-driving cars this week, admitting that the first vehicles will have limits. "We overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles," said Hackett, who once headed the company's autonomous vehicle division, at a Detroit Economic Club event on Tuesday. While Ford still plans on launching

By |2019-04-11T21:22:41-04:00April 11th, 2019|Auto Tech|

BullsEye Telecom Launches VoIP-Based Phone System

SOUTHFIELD – BullsEye Telecom has launched its VoIP-based key system solutions that allows users to park calls with the press of a single button as well as see which lines are parked and which are currently free. The system also enables parked calls to be easily picked up from other phones regardless of physical location.

By |2019-04-11T21:22:41-04:00April 11th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

GVSU Economist: Slow Growth Continues, Optimism Retreats, Back To 2009

GRAND RAPIDS -  West Michigan's recovery from the Great Recession began 10 years ago this month and it continues at the same slow pace since 2009,  says a Grand Valley State University economist. Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business,  surveyed local business leaders and

By |2019-04-04T18:18:09-04:00April 4th, 2019|News|

Electric Car Battery With 600 Miles Range?

SAN JOSE, Ca. - Electric carmakers have long been clamoring for a battery breakthrough that will improve the range of their vehicles while also extending their lifespans. Innolith, a Swiss startup, says its new high-density lithium-ion batteries can do just that. The company claims to have made the world’s first 1,000 Wh/kg rechargeable battery. (Watt-hours

By |2019-04-04T18:18:09-04:00April 4th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Benvenuti-Sullivan Named Chief Operating Officer At Franco

DETROIT - Tina Benvenuti-Sullivanhas been named chief operating office for Franco public relations. She previously was senior vice president. Since joining Franco as an account manager in 2011, she has expanded the agency’s integrated communications capabilities to better serve Franco’s automotive, technology and consumer clients. Benvenuti-Sullivan works with organizations like the Steel Market Development Institute

By |2019-03-24T08:08:24-04:00March 23rd, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Cass Tech High School To Get Field Trip To Detroit Grand Prix

DETROIT - Comerica Bank, in partnership with the Detroit Grand Prix, is surprising some lucky students at Cass Tech High School with a field trip to Belle Isle to get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes experience during Comerica Free Prix Day. The group of students from Cass Tech’s various STEM clubs, organizations and classes will receive the

By |2019-03-23T16:16:53-04:00March 23rd, 2019|STEAM|

Akervall Technologies Named 2019 Michigan SBDC Best Small Business Of Year

SALINE -  Akervall Technologies has been selected the 2019 “Michigan SBDC Best Small Business of the Year” by Michigan Celebrates Small Business, a small-business awards program. Michigan Small Business Development Center is managing partner of the program. Akervall will receive the prestigious award at MCSB’s 15th annual awards ceremony, Wednesday, May 8, in Lansing. MCSB will

Information Systems Resources, Premier Ink Recycling Deal

DEARBORN – Information Systems Resources has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for Equipment Recycling and eWaste Management Services with Premier Inc. effective May 2019. The new agreement allows Premier members to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for equipment recycling and eWaste management services. Premier is a healthcare improvement company

By |2019-03-23T16:16:53-04:00March 23rd, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

Be A College Basketball Superfan With New Xfinity Voice Commands

DETROIT - It’s time to get your brackets ready!  March is one of the most exhilarating months of the year for men’s college basketball.  Over 19 days, sports enthusiasts will tune into 67 college basketball games packed with a whole lot of cheering, buzzer beating three-pointers, surprising upsets, and inevitable triumphs.  For those watching all

By |2019-03-20T20:44:02-04:00March 20th, 2019|New Products / Contracts|

IAV Hires Kenhard As President To Lead Charge Into Mobility

NORTHVILLE - IAV Automotive Engineering has hired Mike Kenhard as president to lead its charge into the next era of mobility. Kenhard brings decades of experience to the role, including a comprehensive background in powertrain and vehicle development. “I am excited to see what the future holds for IAV and look forward to leading our

By |2019-03-19T19:34:27-04:00March 19th, 2019|Auto Tech|