Detroit streetscape from Michigan Mobility Institute <span class='image-credits'>Steve Koss</span> Students engage at the 2018 MICHauto Summit <span class='image-credits'>Detroit Regional Chamber</span> Tech equipment for mobility training, Washtenaw Community College <span class='image-credits'>Steve Koss</span> Roundabout in Southfield, Michigan <span class='image-credits'>Steve Koss</span> Shared road in Royal Oak, Michigan <span class='image-credits'>Steve Koss</span>


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3 ways to experience the future of mobility and Michigan’s leadership at SXSW

This month, all eyes are on Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW). The events, which run from Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 17, are an unparalleled convergence of industries. In recent years, mobility has become a recurring theme with Michigan leading the charge

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Mastering mobility through education and collaboration

Michigan educators are teaming up with industry professionals to build high level programs to prepare mobility workers with the specialized skills needed to catapult the industry forward to scale. We dig in to some of these developing programs to find out more.

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Techstars Detroit seeks new startups for its accelerator program

Techstars Detroit, an incubator for startups in mobility, manufacturing and other areas, is looking for another round of candidates for its successful accelerator program, which has helped launch nearly four dozen companies in the past four years.  

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Student teams win big at Lear Innovation Challenge

Solutions for shared mobility challenges was the topic for the Lear Student Innovation Challenge, an annual team-based college pitch competition. Learn how mentorship, teamwork and real-world problem solving kept students and industry experts busy.

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Michigan startups, growth companies highlight new tech as part of Las Vegas’ big CES event

Michigan visionaries in the fields of AI, mobility and autonomous vehicles showcased Detroit as an automobility hub with their best demos, hacks and networking at the Consumer’s Electronics Show (CES), a global convention in Las Vegas of consumer technologies. Many Detroit-based companies, some which have a presence in the PlanetM Landing Zone, headed there to showcase the technologies they’re building in Michigan.

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Multi-skilled mobility technicians cultivated at community college

A good living, especially in the mobility sector, does not necessarily require a university degree. We dig in to how one community college prepares forward-thinking tech minds for a career in mobility.

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MI Smart Factory Tours expose talent to high-tech advanced manufacturing

Michigan is one of the few global places where high tech and advanced manufacturing intersect. Through a series of smart factory tours, Automation Alley is exposing the brightest minds to the power--and sexiness--of Industry 4.0.

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Mobility Moments Podcast: Elaina Farnsworth, The NEXT Education

Mobility talent development stretches across the entire mobility infrastructure. Listen as we chat with Elaina Farnsworth, CEO of The NEXT Education, a Michigan-based company that is preparing workers to support the dynamic and rapid-growing mobility ecosystem.

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By creating safety best practices, Mcity builds public trust in AVs

The fine balance between safety and innovation is put to the test at Mcity in Ann Arbor through the ABC Test, a three-tiered strategy that assesses autonomous vehicle safety in a controlled environment before letting the vehicles out on public roads.

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Podcast: Live from Automobili-D, NAIAS

In Detroit, January is known as auto show month. In this episode of Driven, we sit down with several mobility startups exhibiting at the North American International Auto Show's Automobili-D exhibition space to talk about their new technologies and their impact on mobility as well as on the show.

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Mobility Moments Podcast: Ted Velie, Michigan House @ SXSW

Michigan House @ SXSW is back for the fifth year, this time with an expanded official presence at the festival of minds. We talk with Ted Velie, co-founder of Michigan House, to learn about Michigan’s substantial mobility footprint at SXSW.

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Mobility Moments Podcast: Elaina Farnsworth, The NEXT Education

March 07, 2019 - Mobility talent development stretches across the entire mobility infrastructure. Listen as we chat with Elaina Farnsworth, CEO of The NEXT Education, a Michigan-based company that is preparing workers to support the dynamic and rapid-growing mobility ecosystem.    Listen >>
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