Dow Launches MobilityScience Platform For Transportation Industry

MIDLAND—Dow introduced a new customer-facing business platform for the transportation industry called MobilityScience. Dow officials say the transportation industry is undergoing its most significant transformation in more than 100 years. Digital technologies and the pressing need for a low-carbon economy have disrupted traditional value chains and present a new frontier for material science and innovation,

By |2020-07-12T19:07:51-04:00July 12th, 2020|Mobility|

Future Mobility: Limiting The Spread Of Disease Through Bacteria, Virus Resisting Materials

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.

By |2020-05-15T15:00:03-04:00May 15th, 2020|Guest Columns, Mobile MI, Mobility|

American Center For Mobility Breaks Ground On Event Center

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

By |2020-03-01T11:47:10-05:00March 1st, 2020|Auto Tech, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Zoom Ride Begins Service At Detroit Metro Airport March 1

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

By |2020-02-22T17:23:58-05:00February 22nd, 2020|Featured, Mobile MI, Mobility|

RIIS, Parrot Partner To Develop Drone AI Technology

TROY - European Drone Group Parrot is partnering with mobile app developer RIIS to develop custom artificial intelligence for Parrot’s ANAFI drone platform. Parrot and RIIS are focused on exploring the use of AI and computer vision technology, combined with drone data capture, to solve countless industry challenges using an efficient and cost-effective approach.  To

By |2020-02-16T15:47:09-05:00February 16th, 2020|Drones, Mobility, New Products / Contracts|

AutoMobili-D Powered by PlanetM

DETROIT - Now in its fourth year, AutoMobili-D Powered by PlanetM serves as the global stage for startups to showcase innovations and new technology, while networking with those who are moving mobility forward. PlanetM is offering numerous opportunities to get involved at this year’s show, including: Startup Exhibit Space – Highlight your latest technology innovations in

By |2020-02-13T15:48:06-05:00February 13th, 2020|Entrepreneurs, Mobility|

MI-TRALE Free Michigan Upper Peninsula App Available On Android, iOS

HOUGHTON - MI-TRALE has released its Free Michigan UP Trails app, available now for Android and iOS, to replace the prior existing paper maps distributed nationwide. Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the safe and responsible use of multi-use trails for

By |2020-01-26T07:16:16-05:00January 25th, 2020|Mobility|

Submissions Open For AutoMobili-D Awards In Partnership with NAIAS June 10

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

By |2020-01-09T18:14:51-05:00January 9th, 2020|Auto Tech, Featured, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Virtual Boyfriends A Match For China’s Single Women

BEIJING - Chinese teen Robin spends hours online chatting to her man, who always has a sympathetic ear for her problems -- as long as she's willing to pay him. The 19-year-old pre-medical student has spent more than 1,000 yuan ($150) speaking to "virtual boyfriends". These aren't seedy sex-chat lines but men who charge for

By |2019-12-11T10:18:06-05:00December 11th, 2019|Mobility|

MITechNews Readers Get Free Tickets To Mobility Mondays Launch Nov. 11

DETROIT – Mobility Mondays, a new quarterly breakfast series aimed at highlighting the state’s rapidly expanding mobility sector, will kick off Nov. 11 at Wayne State University. MITechNews.Com readers, viewers and listeners can get free tickets to attend. Mobility Mondays, promoted by Global Auto Mobility and Crain’s Detroit Business, will be held at WSU’s Student

By |2019-11-03T15:54:18-05:00November 3rd, 2019|Featured, Mobile MI, Mobility|