Motor Bella Taking Applications To Aug 16 For Mobility Startups

ANN ARBOR - Kathryn Snorrason, managing director for Office of Future Mobility and Electrification at the Michigan Economic Development Corp., updates Motor Bella, a competition for mobility startups. Deadline to apply is Aug. 15. Those companies selected will appear Sept. 21-26 at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac. .M1 is an “87- acre playground for auto

By |2021-07-22T17:48:05-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Auto Tech, mitechtv, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Calling All GAMIC, Start-Up Automotive And Mobility Companies To Exhibit At Motor Bela

PONTIAC - This September 21 and 22, the Motor Bella Startup Exhibit Area will be located within AutoMobili-D, the technology showcase that in 2019 was staged at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Dates: September 21 and 22 Hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Location: M1 Concourse Roadway, Pontiac NAIAS is paused for 2021

By |2021-07-11T15:58:27-04:00July 11th, 2021|Featured, Mobile MI, Mobility|

A2Mobility Tech Meetup Autaza: The Cutting Edge of Quality Control

ANN ARBOR - From scooters to SUVs to satellites, the risk of rework and recalls looms large in the complex world of modern transportation. Today’s multi-modal mobility environment demands virtually perfect performance from both hardware and software to protect human lives and maintain our shared infrastructure. Join us for a discussion with Autaza, ABB Robotics, and ESI Group to

By |2021-07-11T15:03:54-04:00July 11th, 2021|Mobile MI, Mobility|

A2GO Autonomous Vehicle Shuttle Service Available In Ann Arbor In October

ANN ARBOR - A new autonomous vehicle shuttle service is coming to Ann Arbor in October courtesy A2GO, a joint venture with Ann Arbor SPARK, May Mobility and MCity. The new shuttle service comes from a grant through the mobility efforts of the state of Michigan. Additional partners on A2GO include !important Safety Technologies,  4M, Office of Future Mobility

By |2021-05-24T09:38:04-04:00May 24th, 2021|Mobile MI, Mobility, STEM|

University Of Michigan’s New Ford Motor Co. Robotics Complex

ANN ARBOR – University of Michigan and Ford Motor Co. are opening a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to developing robots and roboticists. The facility aims to improve people’s lives and keep them safe with its research and to promote a more equitable society. The Ford Motor Company Robotics Building is on U-M’s North Campus. The $75 million

By |2021-03-18T19:35:46-04:00March 18th, 2021|Auto Tech, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Michigan Work Went Remote. Businesses Now Weigh Whether They Need Offices

ANN ARBOR - After a year of employees working from home, what the office market will look like longer-term — if remote working becomes permanent — is still taking shape. So far, office lease rates are not falling and vacancies are not rising as quickly as feared, while employers weigh the value of spending time

By |2021-03-05T10:27:22-05:00March 5th, 2021|Internet, IoT, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Tech Industry Looking To Replace Smartphone — Waiting To See What Apple Develops

CUPERTINO, Ca. - Apple didn’t invent the smartphone — companies like Palm and Blackberry had been selling them for years. But the iPhone introduced a totally new way to interact with computers. The always-on internet connectivity, finger-friendly touch screen, and interface based around clickable app icons all seem commonplace now. But at the time, the

By |2021-02-26T19:26:39-05:00February 26th, 2021|Mobile MI, Mobility|

Ann Arbor Becomes Living Lab For Developing City Mobility

DEARBORN - A bustling city’s transportation system can often seem chaotic, especially with more than half of the world’s population moving to urban areas and new mobility services jockeying for space. But as Ford CEO Jim Hackett outlined at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Ford vehicles and other forms of mobility don’t exist independently of

By |2021-02-19T16:42:11-05:00February 19th, 2021|Auto Tech, Featured, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Ford, Google Announce Partnership For In-Vehicle App Services

DEARBORN—Ford Motor Co. and Google have announced a partnership to create new services for connected vehicles. Ford also named Google Cloud its preferred cloud provider, and said that beginning in 2023, future Ford and Lincoln vehicles at all price points will be powered by Android, with Google apps and services built-in. The partnership includes a

By |2021-02-05T16:19:13-05:00February 5th, 2021|Featured, Mobile MI, Mobility|

Mobility Startups Get State Funding

LANSING—Officials with PlanetM, the state of Michigan’s mobility industry accelerator, announced its next fround of testing grants, totaling $200,000, for drone and connected vehicle technology programs. Testing of the technologies will take place at Michigan testing centers, including Mcity at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the Michigan Unmanned Aerial Systems Consortium (MUASC) in Alpena. “Our testing

By |2020-12-11T19:16:35-05:00December 11th, 2020|Featured, Mobile MI, Mobility|