Feature Story Vittoria Valenti.

Profiles in mobility: How 3 metro Detroiters found rewarding careers in the industry

Their job duties range from overseeing a county's traffic operations to promoting alternative commutes, but their paths into the industry were somewhat unconventional.

Feature Story Jessica Robinson, executive director of the Michigan Mobility Institute, says a multidisciplinary approach is key to our future workforce.

Michigan Mobility Institute begins crafting curriculum in partnership with Wayne State University

The institute's executive director says the process of creating a first-of-its-kind Master of Mobility degree is "well underway."

Feature Story The American Center for Mobility.

American Center for Mobility develops mobility workforce by convening industry and academia

ACM acts as a go-between for the two groups, determining industry workforce needs and how local academic institutions can help meet those needs.

Feature Story Drive System Design's Farmington Hills staff.

Going PRO grant helps Farmington Hills company provide training to "catapult" its workforce

The $34,000 grant will help the engineers at Drive System Design advance their skills as they design powertrains for vehicles of the future.

Feature Story Startup Spotlight Podcast - Bollinger Motors

Startup Spotlight Podcast: Robert Bollinger, Bollinger Motors

This episode of Driven’s Startup Spotlight features Robert Bollinger, CEO of Bollinger Motors, a new electric vehicle manufacturer. Robert talks about his journey as an entrepreneur and what drew him to Michigan to start engineering the world's first all-electric sport utility truck and pickup truck.

Feature Story Akasol

Battery giant finds talent, resources in Metro Detroit for planned expansion

German battery system manufacturer AKASOL took a deep dive into 300 potential communities across the United States for its new manufacturing facility, only to settle down right in Roy M. Schulde’s hometown state.

Feature Story Square one Challenge

Square One challenges students to develop self-driving vehicles

The drive to prepare students for careers in the rapidly expanding autonomous vehicle and mobility sector is getting a huge boost from an annual program that challenges high schoolers to develop a self-driving “Power Wheels Jeep.”

Feature Story RPM

RPM Freight uses a human touch to attract and retain talent

For logistics provider RPM Freight, finding the right talent is a hands-on process. Whether that's by having prospective employees shadow current ones or incentivizing internal referrals, the company would rather invest the time to pick the right person itself.

Feature Story Detroit Moves 2019

Detroit Moves celebrates what’s ahead for annual mobility festival

Detroit Moves gathered the automotive community on Thursday, July 25, for an evening of networking and discussion on the future of the annual mobility festival.

Feature Story Gerry Anderson, DTE Energy

Michigan expands its reach for the electrification of the automobile

As auto manufacturers expand the number of plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles, Michigan wants to be ready with charging stations that help answer the question of, “Where do I charge my car?” That’s why energy companies such as DTE and Consumers Energy/CMS Energy are preparing to meet customers’ needs with rebate programs to encourage charger installation.

Feature Story Justin Snowden in downtown Detroit.

Here's how sharing "terabytes on terabytes" of mobility data improves safety, equity, and efficiency

Advanced mobility projects generate massive amounts of data that can have massive potential if it's made public. Here's how several metro Detroit projects are doing just that – and experiencing great results.

Feature Story An electric vehicle charging station outside the Michigan Energy Office in Lansing.

VW settlement funds spark electric vehicle charging station expansion

The first sites for the stations are expected to be announced this month, and it could take just a few weeks after that for the first new stations to appear in metro Detroit.

Feature Story Derq demonstrates the Jefferson and Randolph pilot at ITS America.

Here's how AI is working to improve safety at one of Detroit's most dangerous intersections

A recently completed pilot project aims to nip accidents in the bud by alerting drivers in advance to dangerous situations.

Feature Story A NAVYA shuttle at Mobility Row.

From texter detectors to autonomous shuttles, here's what we saw at Ann Arbor's Mobility Row

In early June, Ann Arbor streets swelled with people participating in Ann Arbor SPARK’s Tech Trek. We checked in with "Mobility Row" to learn about Ann Arbor’s mobility-based businesses and startups.

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Mobility Moments Podcast: Sen. Mallory McMorrow, Michigan Auto Caucus

August 2, 2019 - A talk with Michigan Sen. Mallory McMorrow about EV charging, Automotive Caucus legislature, and spreading the word about Michigan's automobility ecosystem. Listen >>

Startup Spotlight Podcast: Robert Bollinger, Bollinger Motors

August 1, 2019 - This episode features Robert Bollinger, CEO of Bollinger Motors, a new electric vehicle manufacturer, on what drew the company to Michigan. Listen >>
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