Auto Tech

Three Charts Tell The Story of General Motors’ Painful Decision To Close Plants

EAST LANSING - Anderson experts released this week three interactive data visualizations that show why General Motors made the painful decision that they announced on November 26. “The visualization put together by our consultants provides insight into why GM made this tough decision,” said Patrick Anderson, Principal and CEO of Anderson Economic Group. The visualization

By |2018-12-07T11:48:30+00:00December 7th, 2018|Auto Tech|

Ford’s Corktown Project Gets State Aid, Leads $1 Billion In Expansions

LANSING – The state of Michigan has approved a $209 million tax break over 30 years for Ford Motor Co.’s redevelopment of the long-vacant Michigan Central Station in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. State officials said the creation of the Michigan Strategic Fund Designated Renaissance Zone will lead to a total private investment of $740 million and the creation

By |2018-11-29T20:08:17+00:00November 29th, 2018|Auto Tech, ESD|

Auto Coalition Formed To Save Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

WASHINGTON DC - Tesla, GM, and Nissan, have joined forces with other players in the electric vehicle space to launch a coalition to reform and recharge the electric vehicle tax credit. Several other well-known companies are part of the coalition including, ABB, ChargePoint, Plug-in America, Proterra, and Volta. There are two different legislative efforts to change the

By |2018-11-27T13:54:27+00:00November 27th, 2018|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

MI Innovation Alliance, SAE Host Quarterfinals Of Global Automotive & Mobility Challenge

DETROIT - MI Innovation Alliance and SAE invite anyone interested in innovation and entrepreneurship to connect on Nov. 27 with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and businesses. The Southeast Michigan Quarter-finals of the 11th Annual Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge will be held at Ann Arbor Spark. Six teams will compete to move up

By |2018-11-14T18:20:00+00:00November 14th, 2018|Auto Tech, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

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|

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|

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|

PlanetM Startup Grants: Panel Discussion And Webinar

DETROIT - NextEnergy is hosting a panel discussion and webinar noon Dec. 11 for anyone wanting to learn more about the the PlanetM Startup Grants. The grants provide access to $1.3 million in funding for global mobility startups to test, validate and prove out new technologies with the goal of making transportation easier, safer and

By |2018-10-31T16:46:12+00:00October 31st, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Harbour Report: Automotive Vendor Tooling Industry Sees Declining Sales

SOUTHFIELD - In yet another indicator that the automotive business is peaking, Harbour Results just published a report that said the automotive vendor tooling industry will spend $8 billion in 2019,  down from an estimated $9.2 billion in 2018, and $10.3 billion in 2017. The key factor driving decreased tooling spend is the decreased number

By |2018-10-31T18:15:30+00:00October 31st, 2018|Auto Tech, News|