DETROIT - In a Detroit first, a self-driving, accessible, paratransit shuttle is being deployed to transport senior citizens and the underserved to and from appointments and other needs at a local hospital. The deployment – a partnership between Navya, NextEnergy, Bestmile, Flagstar Bank, IXR Mobility, and AARP, as well as DTE Energy, and the State
DETROIT - Ford Motor Company, Bedrock and Bosch are launching a demonstration project with connected Ford Escape test vehicles that can drive and park themselves inside Bedrock’s Assembly Garage in Detroit using Bosch smart infrastructure. This is the first U.S. infrastructure-based solution for automated valet parking where the vehicle will park itself inside a parking
ANN ARBOR—Ann Arbor Spark, the economic development agency for Washtenaw and Livingston counties, announced that it will host its third annual Ann Arbor Mobility Summit online this year, on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme this year is to focus on the strategies to build resiliency within the mobility ecosystem.
TROY—With a steady flow of calls to wireless customer care representatives, who were moved from call centers to a shelter-in-place situation, great performance and great resolution remain intact during this critical time for wireless carriers, according to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Performance Study—Volume 2. “Just as we saw in our recent
SAN FRANCISCO - When it comes to health care, seconds can mean the difference between brain damage and full recovery, between paralysis and a short stint in physical therapy, between life and death. The heavy bandwidth pipe required for those speedy response times is slowly becoming reality. 5G, which is seen pushing many key technologies like
GRAND RAPIDS—Priority Health has introduced a new customer benefit—Brook, a personal mobile health companion that provides support in the areas of nutrition, sleep management, general health and COVID-19 information. Brook, developed by the Seattle-based firm Brook Inc., uses artificial intelligence and real-time health expert access to provide 24/7 personalized support for general health concerns and
ANN ARBOR - The future of personal mobility likely includes a greater reliance on shared transportation (ride-hailing, ride-sharing, carsharing). However, the COVID-19 health crisis has intensified the debate on the health risks in the shared mobility world. The interior of light-duty vehicles is an excellent example of the necessary combination of predisposing factors for cross-contamination.
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
DEARBORN – Zoom Ride, a new Michigan-based ride share, will begin services at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport March 1. All drivers have gone through a rigorous approval process that includes background checks and vehicle inspections and are ready to begin as Zoom Ride drivers. “We are pleased to begin service at Detroit Metro Airport and look
LANSING – PlanetM, in partnership with the North American International Auto Show’s mobility showcase, AutoMobili-D, Powered by PlanetM, announced submissions are now open for the 3rd Annual PlanetM Awards, which will take place on June 10. “As the global automotive and tech communities converge in Detroit for 2020 NAIAS, there is no better time to acknowledge companies that