Auto Tech

Manufacturers Association Seeks $1.4 Trillion Loan Fund To Provide Liquidity During Public Health Crisis

WASHINGTON DC – The National Association of Manufacturers is calling for additional aggressive actions from the federal government to help the industry respond to COVID-19 and future public health emergencies by creating a $1.4 trillion loan fund to provide liquidity to manufacturers and small business. Among the additional actions in the NAM’s updated and expanded

By |2020-03-22T17:59:55-04:00March 22nd, 2020|Auto Tech, Politics, Politics/Government|

GM Claims Battery Tech Is The ‘Android’ To Tesla’s ‘iPhone’ Batteries

DETROIT - Amidst Tesla’s dominance in the electric vehicle market, General Motors has claimed that its new battery design could help it catch up to, or even surpass, the Elon Musk-led company within a few years. It appears that GM truly believes its batteries could dent Tesla’s industry dominance, similar to how Android devices gained

By |2020-03-10T15:03:34-04:00March 10th, 2020|Auto Tech|

American Center For Mobility Breaks Ground On Event Center

YPSILANTI – The American Center for Mobility broke ground at its Willow Run site on an event center that will accommodate up to 500 people and several vehicles inside the 8,000 square-foot space. The event center will be co-located within the ACM’s smart city test center, providing space for automotive, mobility and technology companies to

By |2020-03-01T11:47:10-05:00March 1st, 2020|Auto Tech, Mobile MI, Mobility|

AT&T To Build 5G Network At American Center For Mobility

 YPSILANTI - American Center for Mobility and AT&T are extending their collaboration to speed development of connected and automated vehicle technologies. AT&T, founding network provider since 2017, has worked with the ACM to build out a private 4G LTE cellular network covering the test environment at the 500-acre automotive proving ground. This has enabled flexibility

By |2020-02-25T20:43:10-05:00February 25th, 2020|Auto Tech, Featured|

Survey: Consumers Expect To Ditch Gasoline Cars For EVs Within 10 Years

LIVONIA—A study show consumers in Europe and the United States expect Battery Electric Vehicles to become viable alternative to internal combustion engines over the coming decade. Though 70 percent of Americans plan to buy a gasoline-powered car within the next year, just 37 percent expect to make that same purchase in five to 10 years.

By |2020-02-20T19:52:30-05:00February 20th, 2020|Auto Tech|

PlanetM To Assist Four Michigan Mobility Startups

LANSING—PlanetM, the mobility initiative of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., announced a fourth round of PlanetM Mobility Grants to four mobility and technology companies. PlanetM Mobility Grants are designed to help mobility companies with the resources needed to deploy their solutions in Michigan, ultimately optimizing the movement of people, goods and data. More than $300,000

By |2020-02-20T19:40:32-05:00February 20th, 2020|Auto Tech|

GM’s Director Of Battery Cell Engineering: We’re Nowhere Near The Bottom Of The Price Curves

On a recent trip to Detroit, we spent a few minutes with Tim Grewe, GM’s director of battery cell engineering and electrification strategy. The company has a robust and expanding battery-cell R&D program and testing facility. At the same time, GM announced a new joint venture with LG Chem to build an Ohio-based battery gigafactory with

By |2020-02-12T13:55:50-05:00February 12th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Auto Supplier Gets State Aid For Expansion For Electric Vehicles

LANSING—Warren-based Paslin Co. has received a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support a $45 million expansion of its Warren manufacturing plant that is expected to create 200 jobs over three years. Paslin started as a small stamping plant in 1937. Today the company designs and builds customized integrated robotic assembly lines to

By |2020-02-09T15:01:42-05:00February 9th, 2020|Auto Tech, Uncategorized|

Technology Roadmap: Intelligent Mobility Technologies

ANN ARBOR - The automotive and transportation industries are undergoing extraordinary changes in direct response to recent advancements in automation technologies, data analysis, and wireless communication.  A major trend in the past ten years has been an emphasis on improving driver safety and efficiency. These new trends and advancements have motivated automakers and their tier

By |2020-02-05T11:00:49-05:00February 5th, 2020|Auto Tech, Guest Columns|

Report Highlights Disparity In Michigan’s Electric Vehicle Fees

LANSING – Owners of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles in Michigan are paying a disproportionate amount of fees under 2015 laws that sought to increase the amount of money dedicated to the state’s transportation system, according to a new report released today. This week the Ecology Center released “Paying their Fair Share: The

By |2020-02-02T18:25:42-05:00February 2nd, 2020|Auto Tech|