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 More at

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 More at

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|

P3 North America’s Goldsmith Describes Winning Michigan Mobility Challenge Project

ROYAL OAK - Colin Goldsmith, Managing Partner, P3 North America announces his company’s involvement with Amazon Alexa Auto. P3 also was selected by the Michigan Mobility Challenge to serve as the project lead, in partnership with MUVE Canada, to build a ride-share platform in the central Upper Peninsula. It will serve seniors, the handicapped and others

By |2019-01-28T08:44:36-04:00January 25th, 2019|Auto Tech, M2 TechCast, Mobility, Podcasts|