Autonomous Vehicles

News and information about vehicles which can drive themselves without human supervision or input. Unmanned vehicles are vehicles which are either controlled remotely, or perhaps operate autonomously.

Wards Intelligence Hires Connected Car Expert To Lead WI Mobility Practice

SOUTHFIELD – Wards Intelligence has hired connected car and smart mobility expert Doug Newcomb as a senior analyst to lead WI’s mobility practice. Newcomb joins WI from C3 Group, LLC, a West Coast mobility and events consulting firm, headquartered in the Portland, Ore. area, where he has served as president since 2013. Prior to launching

By |2018-10-11T14:34:07+00:00October 11th, 2018|Autonomous Vehicles, New Products / Contracts|

Honda To Invest $750 Million In GM’s Cruise To Accelerate Self-Driving Car Development

DETROIT - Cruise, the self-driving car startup backed by General Motors, is getting a $750 million investment from Honda, creating a market value for Cruise at $14.6 billion. Honda has been lagging in the competition to bring Connected and Autonomous Vehicles to market, so this deal gives the Japanese car maker the chance to catch

By |2018-10-04T20:04:23+00:00October 4th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

First In The Nation Autonomous Truck Platooning Study At American Center For Mobility

YPSILANTI TWP. — The American Center for Mobility has gathered a team of organizations representing defense, academia and the public sector to further research and test automated convoy platooning in a two-year study that will feature both military and commercial grade trucks, the first of its kind in the nation. The study aims to autonomously

By |2018-09-27T16:15:52+00:00September 27th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

UM Shares Driverless Shuttle Experience In New Case Study

ANN ARBOR — As global interest in driverless vehicle services grows, the University of Michigan has released a case study documenting its experience launching an on-campus driverless shuttle research project through its Mcity autonomous and connected vehicle test area. It is believed to be the first study of its kind, and expands the body of

By |2018-09-21T11:15:45+00:00September 21st, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

Trillium Secure Uses Machine Learning To Protect Connected Vehicles From Hackers

ROYAL OAK - Trillium Secure recently formed a partnership with the University of Michigan MCity, an autonomous vehicle research and development facility, to provide training opportunities for engineering students. Trillium uses machine learning to help protect connected vehicles from cyber hackers. Zoran Kehler, Trillium Vice President and Global Strategy + Aerospace and Defense Programs, explains how

By |2018-09-18T15:02:53+00:00September 18th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Cyber Defense, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Lawrence Tech President’s Symposium To Cover Future Of Transportation, Self-Driving Cars

SOUTHFIELD – Communities and society are profoundly affected by how efficiently, effectively, and safely people and goods move. But what are the proper roles of society and industry in designing future transportation systems? In the 2018 installment of the President’s Symposium Series at Lawrence Technological University on Thursday, Oct. 11, a panel of experts will

By |2018-09-14T11:23:21+00:00September 14th, 2018|Autonomous Vehicles, ESD|

MITechNews.Com, Global Auto Mobility Announce Partnership Focused On Smart Mobility Leaders

DETROIT - and Global Auto Mobility announced Sept. 14 a media partnership designed to identify the companies and leaders working on emerging smart mobility products and services and highlight their impact on industry globally and on their local communities. Working together with regional broadcast and print partners media, we will reach industry leaders and

By |2018-09-14T10:02:07+00:00September 14th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

Employer Demand For Lightweighting-Related Skills In Michigan Up 18 Percent In Q2

 DETROIT – Employer demand for lightweighting-related skills in Michigan increased by 18 percent between the first calendar quarter (January through March) and quarter two 2018 (April through June). What’s more demand has doubled since the first quarter of 2018 with more than 56,000 job postings. This according to a new report from Detroit-based LIFT—Lightweight Innovations

By |2018-08-24T11:01:56+00:00August 24th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Auto Supplier To Open Tech Hub In Grand Haven

GRAND HAVEN - West Michigan automotive supplier GHSP Inc, a division of Grand Haven-based JSJ Corp,is planning to move into an advanced tech hub in Grand Haven. The manufacturer of electronic vehicle shifting systems and pumps for the automotive industry said it will open the 7,000-square-foot office in Grand Haven, where 20 employees will be tasked with developing

By |2018-08-20T08:01:12+00:00August 20th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Fewer Americans Embrace Self-Driving Car Technology After Accidents

DETROIT - Fewer Americans are embracing self-driving car technology following high-profile incidents involving Uber and Tesla vehicles, reports Cox Automotive. Consumers’ interest in automatic braking and other autonomous features is high, but drivers view self-driving cars as less safe compared to a similar survey conducted two years ago. Forty-nine percent of respondents said they would

By |2018-08-17T10:35:25+00:00August 17th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|