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Google Officially Opens District Detroit Office – Awards $1 Million In Grants

DETROIT — Google this week officially opened its new office alongside Little Caesars Arena in The District Detroit and marked the occasion by awarding a $750,000 grant to SMASH Detroit and another $250,000 To the Michigan Engineering Zone at the University of Michigan’s Detroit Center. SMASH Detroit (an initiative of the Kapor Center) which works

By |2018-11-09T11:32:50+00:00November 9th, 2018|New Products / Contracts|

Facebook Offers Portal Smart Camera That Frames Person’s Face In Video Call

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook's new video chat devices Portal and Portal Plus are now available for purchase in the US, but the thought of putting another video camera and microphone in the home might make some consumers feel uneasy. The social network has a bad track record when it comes to privacy and security. A massive security breach this year allowed hackers to steal personal information from

By |2018-11-09T11:32:50+00:00November 9th, 2018|Guest Columns|

GM’s Military Defense Unit Creates Hydrogen-Powered Chevy Silverado ZH2

DETROIT - General Motors' military defense unit, which appropriately called GM Defense, is tasked with developing several projects for the U.S. military. Its latest creation is the Chevrolet Silverado ZH2—a wild-looking Silverado that runs on hydrogen and boasts several military-only goodies. According to Automotive News, the Silverado ZH2 features a driving range of more than

By |2018-11-09T12:12:02+00:00November 9th, 2018|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

GVSU Students Develop Hand Sanitizing Product For Health Care Workers

GRAND RAPIDS - A group of Grand Valley State University students has developed a series of devices for a Michigan-based company that addresses a common problem for health care workers: keeping hands sanitized and clean.  Grand Valley's applied Medical Device Institute worked with Sterilogy to develop the hand hygiene compliance system with a goal to reduce hospital

By |2018-11-09T10:55:48+00:00November 9th, 2018|Life Sciences|

Gartner Report: Internet Of Things Top Tech Trends Through 2023

BARCELONA, Spain - Gartner Inc. published a report this week that highlighted the top strategic Internet of Things (IoT) technology trends that will drive digital business innovation from 2018 through 2023. “The IoT will continue to deliver new opportunities for digital business innovation for the next decade, many of which will be enabled by new

By |2018-11-09T10:55:48+00:00November 9th, 2018|Featured, IoT|

Einride, Ericsson, Telia Partner On 5G To Bring Autonomous, All-Electric Vehicles To Market

JONKOPING, Sweden - The installation of Einride’s autonomous electric transportation system will be the first commercial application of their all-electric vehicles in the world, and it is made possible by Ericsson’s 5G technology. The partnership begins with the installation of a 5G network, 4G radio with 5G core in collaboration with Telia, a leading telco

By |2018-11-09T10:55:48+00:00November 9th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Augmented Reality (AR) for Manufacturing Workshop

SOUTHFIELD - Mirari, the leader in 3D and Big Data Visualization for Automotive, Aviation and Consumer Product industries, has developed a comprehensive Augmented Reality (AR) for Manufacturing workshop Dec. 10 at Lawrence Technological University for Tier 1, Tier 2 and SMB Manufacturing companies. The AR workshop is designed for executives, senior level managers, engineering managers

By |2018-11-09T10:55:48+00:00November 9th, 2018|Auto Tech, Featured, IoT|

GVSU Economist: The Current West Michigan Economy Is About As Good As It Gets

GRAND RAPIDS - The economic pace for West Michigan was strong in September, but October was even stronger, said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business. The current economy is about as good as it gets, Long said. "Hiring and retaining new workers continues to

By |2018-11-06T17:54:30+00:00November 6th, 2018|Featured, News|

MSU Campus Transforming Into Advanced Mobility Ecosystem

EAST LANSING – Michigan State University is transforming its 5,200-acre campus into a live, connected ecosystem to drive mobility research and development to advance smart-vehicle technology and better understand the human element. With much of the transformation already complete across its urban, suburban, industrial and rural zones, MSU’s controlled infrastructure and active campus make it

By |2018-11-05T11:14:53+00:00November 5th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

New Organization Formed To Spur Growth In Southeastern Michigan

DETROIT - A new organization dedicated to spurring job growth in Southeastern Michigan has been launched and has hired its first CEO. Barry Matherly will join the group, transitioning from his role as president and CEO of a similar initiative in Virginia, and will lead the effort to ensure that Southeast Michigan's 11 counties are served

By |2018-11-05T11:14:53+00:00November 5th, 2018|New Products / Contracts|