DETROIT - Canada-United States Business Association is hosting a Great Lakes Automotive Outlook event Dec. 14 to focus on several key mobility topics, including new investment around the Great Lakes resulting from the Unifor contracts, a description of Canada’s EV initiative known as Project Arrow, an update on Michigan’s I-94 AV corridor, and a far-ranging interview
LANSING—PlanetM, the state of Michigan’s future mobility and electrification clearinghouse, is adding the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University as its newest PlanetM testing facility. The GLRC, on the banks of the Portage Waterway in Houghton, has been testing and deploying connected and autonomous marine vehicles for more than a decade. It is
DETROIT - The Detroit Region Aerotropolis is a four-community, two-county, public-private economic development partnership driving corporate expansion and new investment around Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports. The Aerotropolis is the premiere location for greenfield expansion in Southeast Michigan, offering 6,000 acres of development-ready land centered in a world-class network of transportation infrastructure. With two
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.