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Mobile Technology Association of Michigan news, topics and events.

MSU Engineering Students Win IEEE Antenna Event

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University engineering students sounded the channel and won the “foxhunt” at the 2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium Student Design Competition at 2018 antennas and propagation symposium, held July 8-13 in Boston. The team of undergraduates Anton Schlegel and Justin Opperman and graduate students Pratik Chatterjee and Billy Stevers designed

By |2018-07-20T09:41:04+00:00July 20th, 2018|Connected Tech, ESD, Mobile MI|

Ford Taps Grand Rapids For City Of Tomorrow Mobility Pilot

GRAND RAPIDS - Grand Rapids is one of three cities nationally to be selected for a pilot program from Ford Motor Co. aimed at addressing the transportation needs of today and in the future. In selecting Grand Rapids along with Miami and Pittsburgh, the Dearborn-based automotive company hopes to engage residents and the business community in determining

By |2018-07-02T20:54:31+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Connected Tech, Mobile MI|

Xfinity xFi Pods Provide Wi-Fi Service To Even The Biggest Homes

ROYAL OAK - Have a large home that gets spotty Wi-Fi coverage. Xfinity has you covered with its  xFi Pods, small adaptive pods that plug into any electrical outlet, pair with either the xFi Wireless Gateway or the xFi Advanced Gateway, and help customers extend reliable WiFi coverage to hard to reach areas of their home.

By |2018-06-15T13:16:40+00:00June 15th, 2018|Connected Tech, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Back Story On The $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge

ROYAL OAK - Jeff Cranson from the Michigan Department of Transportation outlines the $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge grant initiative to address core mobility gaps for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans across the state. Michigan Mobility Challenge will engage the state’s robust technology, start-up and transportation networks – along with service providers, advocacy groups and

By |2018-06-15T11:46:11+00:00June 15th, 2018|Connected Tech, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Detroit Mobility Innovation Initiative Launches With Six Pilots

LANSING - The state of Michigan, city of Detroit, and numerous businesses and nonprofits recently teamed up to address the mobility challenges Detroit residents face with the Detroit Mobility Initiative. After research and extensive listening sessions, four focus areas were identified as initial priority projects. Focus areas include neighborhood mobility, downtown accessibility, traffic safety and

By |2018-06-14T19:49:39+00:00June 14th, 2018|Auto Tech, Connected Tech|

PlanetM Launches Grant Program To Support Mobility Startups

DETROIT — Mobility startups now have access to more than $1 million in grant funding through a new statewide PlanetM program announced this week. The two-part program includes a PlanetM Pilot Grant and a PlanetM Testing Grant, and was unveiled during the 2018 Intelligent Transportation Society America Annual Meeting held in Detroit, MI. “The startup

By |2018-06-07T19:44:48+00:00June 6th, 2018|Connected Tech, Featured|

Gov. Snyder Unveils $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge To Aid Seniors, Vets, Persons With Disabilities

MACKINAC ISLAND – Gov. Rick Snyder this week announced an $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge grant initiative to address core mobility gaps for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans across the state. Michigan is the international hub of automotive innovation and the Mobility Challenge leverages this ecosystem to ensure everyone in the state has access

By |2018-06-01T14:52:13+00:00June 1st, 2018|Auto Tech, Connected Tech, Featured, Politics|

Machine Learning In The Game Of Work Focus For Mobile Monday Detroit

DETROIT – Machine learning is a field of computer science that uses statistical techniques to give computer systems the ability to learn and to progressively improve performance on specific tasks. On May 14 Paul Hindelang, president of Results Systems Corp., will discuss on Machine learning at RIIS in Troy as the focus on the Mobile

By |2018-05-07T20:41:39+00:00May 7th, 2018|Connected Tech, Mobile MI|

Google Brings Advanced Protection’s Security Features To Apple’s Apps

MOUNTAIN VIEW - Google on Thursday announced that it's expanding its high security features to iOS apps, including Apple Mail, Contacts and Calendar. Google first rolled out the program last October, designed to protect high-risk internet users, like politicians, campaign staffers, business leaders, journalists with confidential sources and people in abusive relationships seeking safety. The protection

By |2018-05-07T20:49:59+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Connected Tech, Cyber Defense|