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Feature StoryA Code 3 police car equipped with Danlaw technology.

Macomb County's connected police cars clear safer, faster path through traffic

Emergency personnel in Macomb County are getting to incidents faster through a partnership that connects first-response vehicles to traffic lights and other infrastructure. Experts say this mobility technology can save lives.

Feature StoryFrom Ford GoRide: Sean Zabawa (left), head of operations; Mike Cooper, head of growth strategy; Anika Brown, head of marketing & sales; Minyang Jiang, CEO.

By connecting people to resources, shared mobility boosts quality of life

Mobility innovators Ford GoRide and SPLT are connecting people with healthcare providers in urban and rural areas. With design at the center of their offerings, they’re doing so much more than moving people around -- they’re addressing overall wellbeing, too.

Feature StorySteven Kiefer

Mackinac Policy Conference: Steven Kiefer's call to stop distracted driving

Steven Kiefer, senior vice president of global purchasing and supply chain at General Motors Co. and chairman of The Kiefer Foundation, took the stage Wednesday, May 29 with an impactful call to end distracted driving.

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Mackinac Policy Conference: Alisyn Malek’s vision for Michigan mobility

Alisyn Malek, chief operating officer and co-founder of May Mobility, shared her vision for mobility in Michigan on Thursday, May 30 at the 2019 Mackinac Policy Conference. 

Feature StoryThe NEXT Education AV Summer Camps

AV summer camp programs cultivate new generation of mobility professionals

As the transportation industry drives further towards autonomous and electrification, educational curriculums must advance to properly train those that will be designing, building and servicing the future of mobility.


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Here's how ridesharing services will make vehicles tougher, quieter – and less smelly

The shift in the way we get around will also require some major shifts in the way car interiors are designed. Here's how one Southfield company is already responding to those challenges.

Feature StoryJeff Lowinger delivers the keynote "Engineers for the Vehicles of Tomorrow" at 2019 CAAT conference May 10. Photo courtesy of CAAT/Macomb Community College.

CAAT 2019: broader training, experiences needed for automobility engineers

To educators and engineers at the 2019 Center for Advanced Automotive Technology conference, Jeff Lowinger of Eaton Corp. detailed how EVs will dominate the market, and why engineers need broader, more flexible training and experiences.

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Silicon Valley-born entrepreneur commits to Oakland County for mobility startups

If there’s one common trait among entrepreneurs, it’s that they never stop pursuing a vision. Don Tinsley, Palo Alto, Calif., native and current Oakland County resident has pursued a lot of them. After a career at General Motors, Tinsley decided to go his own way through a series of small companies and is now running a private equity firm that specializes in helping banks restructure loans.

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The road to Level 5 autonomy is still a long way off

Automakers are waking up to the realities of autonomous vehicles. In 2016, Ford said that it’d be mass producing vehicles capable of driving without the need for a steering wheel, pedals or a human — Level 5 Autonomous — by 2021. At a recent meeting at the Detroit Economics Club, CEO Jim Hackett walked that back, saying that while the 2021 goal was still in place, but the application would be narrow because of the complexities involved.


Feature StoryMICHauto Mobility Roundtable

MICHauto's annual automotive gathering addresses the industry’s digital supply chain evolution

Nearly 150 automotive professionals from every facet of the industry gathered on Wednesday, May 29 for MICHauto’s annual Automotive Roundtable discussion.

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Mobility Moments Podcast: Damian Porcari, Elijah J. McCoy U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Damian Porcari, director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit talks about the patent’s role in U.S. history, about women inventors, and, of course, about patents for mobility innovations. Listen and learn about "The Real McCoy."

Feature StoryTome has worked on projects like the bicycle-to-vehicle safety (B2V) project to help vehicles recognize and register vulnerable roads users.

Inspired by automotive, mobility innovation moves much more than people

Modern mobility solutions running thousands of lines of code don’t resemble the four-wheels-plus-engine legacy automobile. Yet innovators are taking inspiration from the automobile industry to design and build solutions that move goods and services in new and efficient ways.

Feature StoryThe American Center for Mobility was specifically deigned to put autonomous vehicles through rigorous testing applications. Photo by ACM.

Innovative test facilities advance mobility safety

Two Detroit region advanced mobility facilities were designed from the ground up using innovation focused on rigorous safety testing for connected and autonomous vehicles. We learned about the innovation behind the infrastructure design of ACM and Mcity.

Feature StoryJeff Lowinger, president of eMobility with Eaton Corp. will speak at the CAAT Conference on May 10.

Innovation and electrification: preparing for the future, now

To win the race to vehicle electrification, companies must have a plan in place now. We learned this and more from Jeff Lowinger, president of eMobility at Eaton, ahead of his keynote at the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology 2019 conference at Macomb Community College.

Feature StoryAI Solutions

Aerotronic’s AI and aerial data provide answers to companies

A power outage can result from a combination of a thousand little shifts, whether it is from a storm, an overgrown tree or even a wild animal in the wrong place at the wrong time. Managing a system this vast and with so many variables can be challenging – and that is where Aerotronic comes in to offer new, technology-based solutions.

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Mobility Moments Podcast: Damian Porcari, Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

June 06, 2019 - We’re talking with guest Damian Porcari, director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent & Trademark Office about mobility patents, a gender gap among inventors, and the significance of the phrase "The Real McCoy." Listen >>
 
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