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Mobile Technology Association of Michigan news, topics and events.

Michigan House Panel Moves 5G Regulations

LANSING - Despite a room packed largely with opponents to the package, the House Energy Policy Committee reported legislation Thursday that would set terms and fees for permits for new 5G cellular systems. The bills (SB 637 and SB 894) moved without changes from the Senate versions, but on 15-4 votes with bipartisan concerns raised about the

By |2018-10-10T16:09:22+00:00October 5th, 2018|Connected Tech, Politics, Politics/Government|

jacapps Launches More Than 100 Audio Apps For Salem Media Group

BINGHAM FARMS - jacapps announced it has launched more than 100 audio apps for its newest client, Salem Media Group, a Christian and Conservative content radio broadcaster. The 116 new apps, which are a complete upgrade, are available now in the Apple iTunes and Android Play stores as updates to the original versions.  Through an

By |2018-09-28T16:12:31+00:00September 27th, 2018|Connected Tech, Mobile MI|

Survey: Carriers Need To Re-Evaluate In-Store, Online Purchase Offers In Wireless Market

COSTA MESA, Calif — In a maturing wireless market, customer satisfaction is being challenged by the growth of non-carrier online and in-store purchase options, a new survey contends. “In a wireless market experiencing fewer device sales and less frequent switching, carriers need to re-evaluate in-store and online purchase offerings,” said Ian Greenblatt, Technology, Media & Telecom

By |2018-08-30T18:17:39+00:00August 30th, 2018|Connected Tech, Mobile MI|

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|