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.

Ford Motor Co. Creates Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC

DEARBORN — Ford Motor Co. announced it has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating its autonomous vehcile business. The new LLC will take over Ford’s self-driving systems integration, autonomous vehicle research and advanced engineering, AV transportation-as-a-service network development, user experience, business strategy and business development teams. The new LLC, which

By |2018-07-26T15:29:13+00:00July 26th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

MITechNews TV Debuts With Auto Tech Channel From MBS In Traverse City

ANN ARBOR - You’ve been asking for it, well in August you’ll get it - MITechNews TV. We’re creating channels of video news, interviews and later streaming live news shows and events. Our first channel is Auto Tech - interviews shot from the Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City July 30 through Aug. 2. Editor

By |2018-07-20T11:43:57+00:00July 20th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

HBPO To Add New Michigan Assembly Plant To Meet Demand From Electric, Autonomous Vehicle Manufacturers

TROY – HBPO, the auto industry’s largest global supplier of front-end modules, plans to add an assembly plant in Michigan and more than double employment in North America due in part to a growing demand from electric- and autonomous-vehicle manufacturers. In the last three years alone, HBPO has opened four new N.A. assembly plants and

By |2018-07-17T22:14:19+00:00July 17th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, News|

Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Development Details Disclosed In Lawsuit

CUPERTINO, Ca. - While Apple has never provided many public details about its self-driving car program, a treasure trove of information absit its efforts in autonomous driving was disclosed in a lawsuit Apple brought against one of its engineers who has been charge with stealing trade secrets. According to the complaint, about 5,000 of Apple's

By |2018-07-16T11:43:39+00:00July 16th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Toyota Donates $75K To Impact Of Automated Vehicles On Driving Related Jobs

ANN ARBOR - The Toyota Research Institute is contributing $75,000 to the American Center for Mobility analysis of automated vehicles’ impact on driving-related jobs. ACM’s study, "Preparing the Workforce for Automated Vehicles," is being conducted by Michigan State University in collaboration with Texas A&M Transportation Institute. TRI joins other companies in supporting this important research.

By |2018-07-05T17:45:34+00:00July 5th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

LTU Wins Second Consecutive Autonomous Vehicle World Championship

SOUTHFIELD – For the second consecutive year, Lawrence Technological University is the world champion of autonomous vehicles. LTU won the Self-Drive Challenge competition at the 26th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, held last week at Oakland University in Rochester. The winning vehicle is called ACTor, for Autonomous Campus Transport/Taxi. The two-seat Polaris Gem electric vehicle

By |2018-06-05T19:10:33+00:00June 5th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Protean Electric Gets $40 Million Investment For In-Wheel Electric Motors

TROY - In-Wheel Electric Motor company Protean Electric announced this week that it has completed a $40 million equity investment as the initial closing of its Series E funding round. Protean, founded in 2009 as a spinout of a bankrupt English electric motor manufacturer, has approximately 110 employees. The company has research and engineering offices in

By |2018-06-01T11:44:44+00:00June 1st, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, ESD|

UM Study: Even One Connected Vehicle Can Improve Safety, Save Energy In Traffic

ANN ARBOR — Connected cruise control uses vehicle-to-vehicle communication to let automated vehicles respond to multiple cars at a time in an effort to save energy and improve safety. University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated its effectiveness on public roads, even when just one automated vehicle is moving among human-driven cars. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication, or V2V,

By |2018-05-09T15:56:27+00:00May 9th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

Toyota Research Institute To Open Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds In October

OTTAWA LAKE -  The Toyota Research Institute will build a closed-course 60-acre test facility at Michigan Technical Resource park in Ottawa Lake that will become operational in October to develop automated vehicle technology. Construction permits were filed this week. The new site will be used exclusively by TRI to safely replicate demanding “edge case” driving

By |2018-05-07T20:44:31+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Detroit-China Border Investment Summit Recap With Milan Stevanovich

ROYAL OAK - Milan Stevanovich, vice president of global strategy for the Detroit Chinese Business Association, discussed the recent Detroit-China Cross Border Investment Summit he hosted at NextEnergy on April 19 that featured a full day focusing on collaborative investment opportunities between the U.S. and China. The TED-style conference emphasized collaborative investment opportunities in the

By |2018-05-07T21:07:01+00:00May 1st, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|