Mobility

T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Wins Justice Department OK Thanks To Dish Assist

WASHINGTON DC - After more than a year of regulatory battles, T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint is happening. Justice Department antitrust head Makan Delrahim announced Friday that the DOJ will approve the deal because T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom signed an agreement to sell off several Sprint assets to Dish Network, creating a new nationwide wireless carrier.

By |2019-07-26T16:20:28-04:00July 26th, 2019|Mobility|

Pitch Club Michigan Offers Mobility Contest: Deadline To Apply July 28

DETROIT - Pitch Club Michigan is excited to announce a special Mobility themed event, happening August 14th during the Woodward Dream Cruise week. Deadline for startups to apply is Sunday July 28. IGNITE MOBILITY PITCH CLUB is a showcase recognizing the top startups working on emerging and innovative mobility technologies in autonomous, multi-transit, and electric vehicle

By |2019-07-26T13:25:03-04:00July 26th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Mobile MI, Mobility|

FCC Gives Mobile Phone Companies Power To Block Robocalls

WASHINGTON DC - Americans are fed up with robocalls. And the Federal Communications Commission are giving carriers like Verizon and T-Mobile the power to do something about it. On Thursday, the FCC voted unanimously on a proposal to give mobile phone companies greater power to "aggressively block" unwanted robocalls.  "This FCC will stand with American consumers, not with those who are badgering

By |2019-06-07T18:51:21-04:00June 7th, 2019|Mobility|

ChargeWheel Gets $1 Million For Solar-Powered Mobile EV Charging Vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO – ChargeWheel is poised to be the San Francisco Bay Area’s first mobile charging network after landing $1 million in seed funding. The California-based company produces “Energy Delivery Vans” that boast to be capable of charging and powering anything electric. The Bay Area network will consist of 100 solar-powered, on-demand mobile charging vehicles that will

By |2019-04-17T17:40:58-04:00April 17th, 2019|Mobility|

Ann Arbor City Council Gives Spin Electric Scooter Monopoly, Bans Bird

ANN ARBOR - Ann Arbor City Council voted on two resolutions Monday night that will alter public transportation in this college town during summer. The first resolution addressed was the licensing of Spin, Inc. as the only serviceable electric scooter in Ann Arbor. The exclusive contract is effective immediately, eliminating electric scooter competition in Ann Arbor during the

By |2019-04-17T17:19:48-04:00April 17th, 2019|Mobility|

Global Auto, Mobility Innovation Challenge Names 12 Startups To Compete In World Finals

DETROIT – The Global Automotive & Mobility Innovation Challenge has selected 12 truly innovative start-ups to move on the World Finals of its 11th annual competition. The 12 Finals teams will refine and hone their pitches in March to prepare for the GAMIC Finals at SAE’s WCX World Congress in Detroit’s Cobo Center on April 9.  The winning teams will receive a

By |2019-03-02T15:00:55-04:00March 2nd, 2019|Auto Tech, Mobility|

Traverse Legal Expands Practice To Detroit With Focus On Autonomous Vehicles

ROYAL OAK - Traverse Legal founder Enrico Schaefer announces he has opened an office in Detroit to serve the rapidly growing market for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle startups, as well as commercial drone users.   To listen, click on https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e155-travers-legal More at www.traverselegal.com

By |2019-02-03T16:52:39-04:00February 3rd, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, M2 TechCast, Mobility, Podcasts|

Priva Provides Door-To-Door Mobile Office For Hire

ROYAL OAK - Invest Detroit Venture’s Tember Shea interviews Priva co-founder Dagan Mishoulam. The company seeks to transform regional mobility with door-to-door private, connected, mobile office service to cities as far away as Toronto and Milwaukee. Tember Shea To listen, click on https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e155-priva More at www.travelpriva.com

By |2019-02-03T17:25:12-04:00February 3rd, 2019|Auto Tech, M2 TechCast, Mobility, Podcasts|

Report: Self-Driving Cars Make Mistakes Because Of Limited AI Training Situations

DETROIT - Self-driving cars are still prone to making mistakes, in part because the AI training can only account for so many situations. Microsoft and MIT might just fill in those gaps in knowledge -- they've developed a model that can catch these virtual "blind spots," as MIT describes them. The approach has the AI compare a human's

By |2019-01-30T19:10:15-04:00January 30th, 2019|Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility|

U-M Teach-Out Throughout February To Focus On Self-Driving Cars

ANN ARBOR - The race is on to get self-driving cars on the road, with Waymo, BMW and Volkswagen recently announcing plans to further invest and experiment with autonomous vehicle technology. Along with these headlines, however, are many unresolved considerations surrounding the technological, legal, societal and equitable implications of this potentially revolutionary advancement in mobility

By |2019-01-30T18:43:41-04:00January 30th, 2019|Mobility|