Auto Tech

BorgWarner, MTU, Others To Collaborate On Connected Vehicles

HOUGHTON—Michigan Technological University, BorgWarner, and other industry partners will collaborate on a 27-month, $1.99 million research project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to reduce energy consumption through connected vehicle technologies. Included will be vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies on vehicles of various types, from light to heavy duty, powered by different propulsion

By |2020-10-23T17:35:53-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Auto Tech|

Mcity Driverless Shuttle Report: 86 Percent of Riders Trusted Technology

ANN ARBOR —  Results of Mcity's consumer survey, conducted in partnership with global market research firm J.D. Power, showed that 86 percent of riders said they trusted the technology after riding in it, as did 66 percent of nonriders surveyed.   U-M donated one of two shuttles used for the project to The Henry Ford in

By |2020-10-18T15:39:07-04:00October 18th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Florida Connected Vehicle Pilot Brings Together Auto OEMs, Road Operators

TAMPA – Since September 2015, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority has been working with the United States Department of Transportation as a Connected Vehicle Pilot site. The next step in the Connected Vehicle space is to begin working with the auto industry manufacturers. To that end, THEA announced that it is collaborating with Honda R&D

By |2020-10-15T16:30:35-04:00October 15th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Dearborn-Based Zoom Ride Adds Safety Protocols To Ride-Sharing Model

DEARBORN – A new Michigan-based ride-share service, initially covering Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties, promises passengers and drivers one of the safest ride experiences possible. Zoom Ride, with headquarters and a call center in Dearborn, announced that the company has launched passenger service across southeastern Michigan. In direct competition with Uber Technologies and Lyft,

By |2020-10-11T19:36:13-04:00October 11th, 2020|Auto Tech, Featured|

DOE Provides $7 Million To Michigan Cybersecurity Company To Protect Grid, EVs

YPSILANTI -The U.S. Department of Energy announced more than $7 million in funding for Michigan-based cybersecurity company, The Dream Team, to develop a first-of-its-kind infrastructure that protects the electric grid from cyber-attacks on electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging systems. Once developed, testing of the electric roadways and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology will be conducted at

By |2020-10-11T11:19:27-04:00October 11th, 2020|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Detroit Auto Show Moves To Fall 2021 In Hopes Pandemic Won’t Be Impact

DETROIT - The North American International Auto Show move its reimagined indoor and outdoor show, originally planned for summer 2021, to Sept. 28 – Oct. 9, 2021. NAIAS officials say the show is teed up to be a global powerhouse of current product and next-generation mobility combined with immersive brand activations and product engagement for

By |2020-09-26T08:19:15-04:00September 26th, 2020|Auto Tech, Featured|

Ford To Build All-Electric Vehicle Plant At Rouge Center, Add 300 Jobs, Electrify F-150

DEARBORN - Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday it will build a new, 500,000-square-foot electric vehicle manufacturing operation at the historic Ford Rouge Center that will create 300 new jobs to support battery assembly and production of hybrid and battery-electric versions of its popular F-150 pick-up truck. Ford hopes to roll out the electrified F-150 in

By |2020-09-18T18:15:57-04:00September 18th, 2020|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

Breakthrough Electrocatalyst Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Ethanol

CHICAGO - A research team led by scientists from Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Northern Illinois University has discovered a new electrocatalyst that can consistently convert carbon dioxide and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency and low cost. Because carbon dioxide is a stable molecule, transforming it

By |2020-09-17T18:35:47-04:00September 17th, 2020|Auto Tech|

New Truck, Bus Electrification Engineering Center Gets State Support

LANSING—The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Fund performance-based grant to support a $4.17 million project to build a new “eMobility Center” in Rochester Hills for the Lisle, Ill.- based truck manufacturer Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV). Navistar builds International brand commercial trucks, diesel engines, and IC Bus brand school and commercial buses.

By |2020-09-13T19:14:42-04:00September 13th, 2020|Auto Tech, Clean Update, ESD|

Paratransit Shuttle Deployed To Transport Detroit Senior Citizens To Hospital

DETROIT  - In a Detroit first, a self-driving, accessible, paratransit shuttle is being deployed to transport senior citizens and the underserved to and from appointments and other needs at a local hospital. The deployment – a partnership between Navya, NextEnergy, Bestmile, Flagstar Bank, IXR Mobility, and AARP, as well as DTE Energy, and the State

By |2020-09-08T13:41:40-04:00September 8th, 2020|Auto Tech, Mobile MI, Mobility|