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Survey: 77 Percent Of Transport, Auto Organizations Hit With IoT-Focused Cyberattack

DETROIT - A new survey shows 77 percent of organizations in transport and automotive markets have been hit with IoT-focused cyberattacks during the past twelve months. Of those that experienced a cyberattack, 91 percent had an impact on the organization, including operational downtime and compromised customer data and/or brand or reputational damage. Perhaps most alarming,

By |2019-06-14T09:41:53-04:00June 14th, 2019|Auto Tech, Cyber Defense|

Ann Arbor Handeholder In Partnership With OtterBox Device Covers

ANN ARBOR — Handeholder Products Inc., an Ann Arbor developer of devices that allow tablets, phones, and mobile payment devices to be easily carried in one hand, announced a new partnership with Fort Collins, Colo.-based Otter Products LLC, maker of OtterBox device covers. The agreement means the companies will collaborate to make Handeholder devices compatible

By |2019-06-14T09:42:29-04:00June 13th, 2019|Auto Tech, New Products / Contracts|

Gov. Whitmer Announces NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge

MACKINAC ISLAND – Wednesday at the Mackinac Policy Conference, Gov. Whitmer announced a new program to advance smart infrastructure initiatives and put the future of automotive technology on display during the 2020 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge will call upon industry innovators to propose dynamic technology deployments

By |2019-05-29T19:59:36-04:00May 29th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured, Politics|

Roush Opening New Real-Time Simulation Road Test Lab In Livonia

LIVONIA — Roush has announced a $6 million investment in a new Roush Advanced Durability Lab, which will allow businesses to test the structural reliability of vehicles and vehicle components early in the product design timeline. “Roush’s investment in the Roush Advanced Durability Lab ensures products in the development phase live up to users’ expectations,”

By |2019-05-29T15:52:56-04:00May 29th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Carpooling Scoop Technologies Partners With Bedrock In Detroit

DETROIT – Carpooling company Scoop Technologies on Wednesday announced a partnership with Bedrock to bring its services to Detroit. Scoop will be added to Bedrock’s growing alternative mobility initiatives, including its May Mobility autonomous shuttle route and Luum, a mobility management software provider powering Bedrock’s commuter benefit and incentives program. Scoop will immediately be available

By |2019-05-22T10:48:30-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Auto Tech, New Products / Contracts|

Israeli University Develops Quadcopter That Also Drives

BEER-SHEVA, Israel – The first experimental robot drone that flies like a typical quadcopter, drives on tough terrain and squeezes into tight spaces using the same motors, has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers. The hybrid FSTAR (flying sprawl-tuned autonomous robot) was introduced at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2019

By |2019-05-21T21:23:26-04:00May 21st, 2019|Auto Tech, Drones|

New Autonomous Vehicle Simulation Center To Create 50 Jobs

LANSING—Multimatic Sales & Marketing Inc. will build an advanced vehicle development and driving simulation center in Novi with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced. The company is a subsidiary of Markham, Ontario-based Multimatic Inc., a global supplier of engineered components, systems, and services to the automotive industry. The project, the

By |2019-05-17T12:09:54-04:00May 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, ESD|

Clean Fuel Cells Could Be Cheap Enough To Replace Gas Engines In Vehicles

WATERLOO, Ontario - Advancements in zero-emission fuel cells could make the technology cheap enough to replace traditional gasoline engines in vehicles, according to researchers at the University of Waterloo. The researchers have developed a new fuel cell that lasts at least 10 times longer than current technology, an improvement that would make them economically practical,

By |2019-05-12T13:40:43-04:00May 9th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

IoT TechConnect Keynoter Sees Autonomous, Electric Vehicle Future

DETROIT—There’s a European automaker that markets its cars as “the ultimate driving machine.” But a transportation industry visionary says the reality of the car business will soon see people shopping for “the ultimate riding machine.” Larry Burns, former vice president of research and development at General Motors, kicked off the IoT TechConnect internet of things

By |2019-05-12T13:34:58-04:00May 1st, 2019|Auto Tech|

FCA To Set Up Connected Vehicle Ecosystem With Harman, Google

AUBURN HILLS - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. announced that it will use technology from Harman International Industries Inc., a Stamford, Conn.-based subsidiary of South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, and Google, to power a new “ecosystem” that will enhance the connected life of FCA vehicle owners globally. Harman manufactures connected products for automakers, consumers and enterprises, including

By |2019-05-01T16:23:11-04:00May 1st, 2019|Auto Tech, ESD|