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Six Startups Receive $450,000 In PlanetM Mobility Grants

TRAVERSE CITY - Six mobility and transportation startups were awarded more than $450,000 in PlanetM Mobility Grant funding at the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars. The six startups recognized by Governor Whitmer in remarks at the conference aim to address today’s toughest mobility and transportation challenges, including traffic congestion reduction and improved pedestrian

By |2019-08-08T17:05:27-04:00August 8th, 2019|Auto Tech, Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs|

LIFT Hires Michigan Auto Office Executive to Lead Institute’s Business Development Efforts

DETROIT — LIFT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a national manufacturing innovation institute operated by the American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute (ALMMII), today announced that is has hired Kevin Kerrigan to lead the institute’s business development efforts. Kerrigan joins LIFT as Vice President of Business Development, after more than five years at the Michigan Economic

By |2019-08-02T16:28:57-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Auto Tech|

Decarbonizing Travel In Cities With Electrified Autonomous Taxis

ANN ARBOR—Deploying a fleet of electric autonomous taxis in a city could result in an 87 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional vehicular travel, according to a new University of Michigan-led study.  The electrification of a city's AT fleet—largely from electric powertrains—results in a 60 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared

By |2019-07-21T15:51:01-04:00July 21st, 2019|Auto Tech|

High-Tech Battery Startup Closes Venture Funding Round

WEST BLOOMFIELD TWP.—Intecells Inc., a developer of advanced manufacturing technology for lithium-ion batteries, announced the closing of a Series A funding round, led by  San Francisco-based Walden International and its partner, Steinhagen, Germany-based Plasmatreat GmbH, a developer of plasma-based metal treatment technology. West Bloomfield Township-based Intecells is developing and commercializing battery-manufacturing technology that improves battery

By |2019-07-20T14:47:15-04:00July 20th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Auto Security Software Developer Gets Deal With Alpine Electronics

BLOOMFIELD HILLS–Karamba Security, a developer of automotive and enterprise edge cybersecurity, announced the signing of a production agreement of its leading Carwall runtime integrity software in Alpine infotainment systems. The platform provides an ECU self-protection against remote code execution (RCE), helping to protect vehicles from cyberattacks. Protection against cyberattacks is critical in order to safeguard

By |2019-07-20T14:47:15-04:00July 20th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Seven Advanced Transportation Startups Awarded $640,000 From UM

ANN ARBOR - The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation at the University of Michigan recently awarded a combined $640,000 in funding to seven high-tech, early-stage projects led by researchers at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. These projects aim to address future or poorly met

By |2019-07-14T18:20:03-04:00July 14th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Japanese Map Company Buys Detroit Auto Map Specialist

DETROIT—Tokyo-based-Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd. Announced the acquisition of the shares of Detroit-based Ushr Inc. DMP officials said they will begin to provide high-defniition 3D digital maps to a wide range of users in the North American and Japanese markets. DMP Group will further expand map coverage from highways to surface roads and from Japan

By |2019-06-27T16:05:02-04:00June 27th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Traverse Legal Opens Detroit Office To Connect With Autonomous Vehicle Companies

ROYAL OAK - What do tech companies, particularly tech startups, need to know about all those legal documents that need to be filed if they want to woo investors someday? The answers are in this podcast with Traverse Legal Principal Enrico Schaefer. https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e175-enrico-schaefer-tech-law-update

By |2019-06-27T15:53:55-04:00June 26th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

FCA To Launch In-Vehicle Uconnect Market Commerce Platform

AUBURN HILLS—FCA US LLC has announced the launch of Uconnect Market, a new in-vehicle commerce platform that will give customers a wide range of opportunities for convenience and savings from their vehicles’ touch screens. Customers will be able to order food, make dinner reservations, find the nearest gas station, find and pay for parking spots

By |2019-06-26T16:55:22-04:00June 26th, 2019|Auto Tech|