Defense Industry Group Becomes Sponsor Of Lawrence Tech Autonomous Vehicle Team

SOUTHFIELD—The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Michigan Chapter has become a sponsor of Lawrence Technological University’s team in a global competition for autonomous vehicles in which LTU is three-time defending global champion. “In our efforts to both promote STEM (Science , Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and connect the defense industry with academia, we were

By |2021-04-08T18:57:32-04:00April 8th, 2021|Auto Tech, ESD|

Roush CleanTech Joint Venture In Electric Van

LIVONIA—Guelph, Ontario-based Linamar Corp., announced that it has entered the evaluation phase for its fuel cell electric delivery vans under a technology contract with the Center for Transportation and the Environment, partnering with Livonia-based Roush CleanTech and Burnaby, British Columbia-based Ballard Power Systems Inc. to provide delivery vans to UPS for a service demonstration in

By |2021-04-05T10:22:45-04:00April 5th, 2021|Auto Tech|

Lexus Holds World Premier of LF-Z Electrified Car

TOYOTA CITY, Japan – This week, Lexus held the world premiere of “LF-Z Electrified,” conceptual BEV that incorporates driving performance, styling, and technologies. By 2025, Lexus plans to introduce 20 new or improved models, including more than 10 electrified models such as BEVs, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles(PHEVs), HEVs, in line with the needs of each

By |2021-03-30T12:41:54-04:00March 30th, 2021|Auto Tech|

Hercules Electric Vehicles Opens Series A Funding Period

DETROIT – Hercules Electric Vehicles is opening a $20 million Series A investment round managed by  CMD Global Partners, a boutique investment bank. James Breyer founded Hercules Electric Vehicles in 2018 with a vision to bring luxury eco-utility products to market, beginning with an electric pickup truck and followed by other exciting electric mobility products.

By |2021-03-25T21:19:11-04:00March 25th, 2021|Auto Tech, Featured|

Boom Or Bubble? Skeptics Take Aim At Buzzy Electric Vehicle Market

LORDSTOWN, OH - When electric pickup maker Lordstown Motors took over an old General Motors plant in Ohio in 2019, it had big ambitions — and made a lot of promises. It promised a revival for a community agonizingly familiar with lost jobs. It named itself after the town, Lordstown, and named its future truck

By |2021-03-25T21:19:13-04:00March 25th, 2021|Auto Tech|

University Of Michigan’s New Ford Motor Co. Robotics Complex

ANN ARBOR – University of Michigan and Ford Motor Co. are opening a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to developing robots and roboticists. The facility aims to improve people’s lives and keep them safe with its research and to promote a more equitable society. The Ford Motor Company Robotics Building is on U-M’s North Campus. The $75 million

By |2021-03-18T19:35:46-04:00March 18th, 2021|Auto Tech, Mobile MI, Mobility|

2021 GAMIC Finalists Named – Competition April 12 During SAE International

DETROIT - GAMIC has selected 11 Automotive and Mobility Start-Up Companies for the 13th Annual GAMIC Finals Competition with organizations from: Canada, France, Russia, Turkey and USA. • Actronika - Haptic Technology • Paris, France • Bio Live - Bioplastic Production • Istanbul, Turkey • Charge Net - EV Fast Chargers • San Diego, CA.,

By |2021-03-18T20:02:26-04:00March 18th, 2021|Auto Tech, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

UBS Predicts Tesla And Volkswagen To Become Top Two Electric-Vehicle Plays By 2025

DETROIT -Swiss bank UBS predicts that the battle for dominance in electric-vehicles will heat up over the next few years, with one company rising to join Tesla in the top two companies for global EV sales. Forget Nio, XPeng, and other flashy electric-vehicle stocks, because it will be legacy auto giant Volkswagen competing with Tesla

By |2021-03-11T20:34:22-05:00March 11th, 2021|Auto Tech|

Peters, Stebenow Help Michigan Technological University Land $4.5 Million DOE Grant To Research Self-Driving Vehicles

WASHINGTON DC – Michigan U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D) and Debbie Stabenow (D) helped Michigan Technological University land a $4.5 million federal grant for self-driving vehicle research and development. The funds – awarded through the Department of Energy – will support ongoing projects to enhance connected and automated vehicle technologies that improve driver safety by

By |2021-03-11T20:34:22-05:00March 11th, 2021|Auto Tech, Politics, Politics/Government|

Elon Musk: Tesla To Unveil Updated Cybertruck Next Quarter As Tesla Focuses On Production

SAN FRANCISCO - Elon Musk is teasing Tesla unveiling an updated version of the Cybertruck next quarter as the automaker is focusing on bringing the electric pickup truck into production. Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck back in November 2019, but the vehicle isn’t expected to enter production until late 2021. Over the last year since the

By |2021-03-07T10:47:43-05:00March 7th, 2021|Auto Tech, Clean Update|