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Prepping the runway for Israeli mobility startups in southeast Michigan

PlanetM and the Israel Innovation Authority want to collaborate some of Israel’s one-of-a-kind startup culture to Michigan. According to the 2018 Global Startup Ecosystem Report, Tel Aviv has the highest number of startups per capita in the world and the highest GDP investment in research and development.

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With new mobility options, Detroit goes multimodal

New mobility choices expand our options for getting around safely and efficiently. We take a look at how multimodal transportation is taking off in the Detroit region, and why our mobility future looks especially bright.

Feature StoryThe Michigan EIBC released its report on electrification strategy for the state in fall 2018.

A call to arms: Michigan EIBC, MICHauto recommends action for EV future

To better position the state for the coming electrification of the automotive industry, the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (EIBC), alongside MICHauto and more than 70 statewide industry stakeholder groups, recently released a new set of recommendations aimed at driving Michigan’s advanced mobility industry forward in a new report.

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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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Universities showcase their autonomous efforts at NAIASThe talent pipeline for the future of mobility rests at colleges and universities.

The talent pipeline for the future of mobility rests at colleges and universities. So it should come as no surprise that about two dozen colleges and related organizations from Michigan, Ohio, Ontario, Canada, and more are among the exhibitors and panel participants at in the Universities & Associations community at AutoMobili-D during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

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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.

Feature StoryJessica Robinson will lead the Michigan Mobility Institute as the first executive director.

Led by Jessica Robinson, Michigan Mobility Institute is open for business

Detroiters may be among the first to receive mobility-specific education and training to support global leadership in automobility, pledges Jessica Robinson, newly-named executive director of the Michigan Mobility Institute.

Feature StoryMobility thought leaders discuss industry's role in building the mobility talent infrastructure in Michigan.

Industry must support talent growth for “arsenal of mobility”

Automotive thought leaders shared their visions for the Detroit region’s strength in near-future mobility during an AutoMobili-D panel discussion called “The Arsenal of Mobility.” Big message: talent is top priority.

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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.

Feature StoryFeeding the Beast: Keeping up with the Demand for Mobility Talent

Feeding the beast: New job demands in the mobility sectorWith the country’s accelerating march to self-driving and electric cars, tens of thousands of jobs are expected to open up nationally in the coming decade.

With the country’s accelerating march to self-driving and electric cars, tens of thousands of jobs are expected to open up nationally in the coming decade. The question is: Is the workforce prepared?

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Infrastructure, AVs promise safe, efficient urban transport

Urban environments have the most to gain from the first deployments of autonomous vehicles. But how will AVs and smart infrastructures address congestion as cities become more dense? A panel of experts at AutoMobili-D shared some near-future solutions.

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When it comes to privacy and mobility, ‘don’t be creepy’ isn’t enough

Smarter cars mean higher prices. How will OEMs will keep vehicles affordable as customers demand more utility from their cars long after they drive off the lot? Consumer electronics get better with post-launch software updates, after all. Why shouldn’t a crossover that costs orders of magnitude more than an iPhone?

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Cybersecurity should be top of mind for mobility companies

Protecting yourself in a smart car will involve more than buckling your seatbelt. Vehicle cybersecurity is “dependent on the personal security hygiene of the user,” said General Motors director of cybersecurity Kevin Baltes

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A multifaceted path to electrification

This story was originally posted in the January issue of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Detroiter magazine. Read more at www.detroitchamber.com/news-media/detroiter-magazine/.

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Accelerating our electrified autonomous world

Michigan has long been known as the global epicenter of automotive design, research and engineering. As the industry undergoes one of its most profound changes, companies large and small are leading the charge in developing next-generation technologies that are ushering in a new era of mobility solutions around connected, electrified and autonomous vehicles.  

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The Detroit auto show will change completely next year--here's why

The North American International Auto Show is Detroit's signature event. In 2020, NAIAS will undergo tremendous change. We dug in to learn how--and why--it will transform.

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When Alexa rides shotgun the possibilities are ‘endless’

If you know where to look, you’ll spot Amazon’s Alexa at NAIAS this week. Except at Cobo Center the digital assistant isn’t shutting off the kitchen lights, it’s identifying why your check engine light turned on.

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Mobility Moments Podcast: Ted Velie, Michigan House @ SXSW

February 6, 2019 - 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.    Listen >>

Startup Podcast: Live from Automobili-D, NAIAS

February 07, 2019 - The most innovative mobility startups exhibited at Automobili-D during the North American International Auto Show. Right from the show floor, we share an inside look into who they are, their technologies, and their impact on mobility -- as well as on NAIAS itself.    Listen >>
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