Woodward Ave., Detroit <span class='image-credits'>Claire Charlton</span> Pontiac, Michigan <span class='image-credits'>David Lewinski</span> Macomb County, Michigan <span class='image-credits'>David Lewinski</span> Mass transit, Detroit <span class='image-credits'>David Lewinski</span> People Mover, Detroit <span class='image-credits'>Claire Charlton</span> Road Commission for Oakland County, Michigan <span class='image-credits'>David Lewinski</span> Pontiac, Michigan <span class='image-credits'>David Lewinski</span>


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Tech Trek showcases local startups, mobility solutions in day-long event

Technology companies in and around Ann Arbor flung open their doors to the tech curious during Tech Trek, the final experience in a weeklong mobility-themed event called A2Tech360. We joined in the fun.

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Meeting of the Minds summit examines challenges, opportunities in Michigan's mobility industry

The summit focused on positioning Michigan as a national mobility leader, as well as how to use mobility to improve the lives of economically disadvantaged residents.

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Understanding our connected and autonomous present

Connected and autonomous vehicles are high-frequency Industry buzzwords. But what do they mean? We dig in and share the key differences and similarities between these rapidly evolving transportation technologies.

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Mobility pillar matures at the Mackinac Policy Conference

Mobility has long been a pillar of the Mackinac Policy Conference. We talked with Detroit Regional Chamber’s Sandy Baruah and Glenn Stevens to learn more about the mobility conversation’s evolution, where it’s headed, and why it’s so important.

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Predictions for Michigan’s automobility industry is focus of MICHauto Roundtable

At this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference, MICHauto hosted a roundtable event featuring a host of automotive thought leaders. We share key points from this dynamic conversation.

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French tech startup delegation showcases Ubimobility in Detroit

A delegation of eight tech startups from France embarked upon a U.S. immersion by showcasing their business models to Detroit. These Ubimobility entrepreneurs’ names may soon be familiar, so get acquainted with them now.

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Detroit region innovators show off connected intersections during ITS

Live vehicle demonstrations make the Intelligent Transportation Society annual meeting a valuable mobility event. We rode along during two demos to learn how our region’s innovations will make intersections across the globe safer.

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Michigan listened first to attract STEAM professionals with "Choose Michigan"

Michigan Talent and Economic Development will roll out a dynamic campaign to attract STEAM talent and highlight the value of living and working in Michigan. We covered the unveiling of Choose Michigan at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

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Regulation, policy must keep pace with mobility innovation

Mobility threatens to disrupt transportation, and regulatory policy must keep pace with innovation, says David Sampson, president and CEO of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. 

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Mobility Moments Podcast: Embedded at Mackinac Policy Conference with Mark Muro

From the Mackinac Policy Conference, a special edition of Mobility Moments. Claire Charlton talks with Mark Muro, senior fellow and policy director with the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution, about advanced industry, mobility innovation, and digitalization.

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GM and Softbank are putting $3 billion into self-driving cars

Softbank will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors' autonomous vehicle efforts, months after it took a large ownership stake in Uber. GM announced it is also investing $1.1 billion in the joint effort. CEO Mary Barra said the investment will help GM to launch autonomous vehicles next year, something the automaker had previously announced it was planning.  

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Wayne State CAR Lab innovates edge computing and open platform

Computer scientists at Detroit’s Wayne State University has established an innovation lab to research and implement edge computing solutions for connected and autonomous vehicle technology. What’s it all about?

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Ford’s Don Butler connects during keynote speech at Mackinac Policy Conference

Cellular connectivity will soon be a feature of every Ford vehicle. But what does that mean for safer, more efficient travel? Don Butler with Ford Mobility tells all in his keynote speech at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

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Ubimobility helps French startup set up shop in Michigan

Earlier this year, NAVYA, a French company specializing in autonomous electric vehicles, began manufacturing driverless shuttle buses at a plant in Saline, a small town outside of Ann Arbor. The French company secured the 25,000-square-foot facility last summer, with help from Ann Arbor SPARK and the Michigan Economic Development Corp., but its relationship with the Great Lakes State goes back to 2015.

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Startup Spotlight: URB-E

Charge it, unfold it, drive away. Few things in life are simpler than URB-E, a compact, foldable electric vehicle. 

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Mobility Moments Podcast: Samit Ghosh, P3

This month, host Claire Charlton talked with Samit Ghosh, president and CEO of P3 North America, about mobility technology we'll see next year, and five years from now.

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Startup Spotlight Podcast: Kyle Bazzy, Detroit Startup Week

June 17, 2018 - On this first episode of Driven's Startup Spotlight podcast, Kyle Bazzy, Co-Lead for Detroit Startup Week, talks about what to expect in this year's programming and how Detroit Startup Week has a little bit of something for everyone. 
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Ford to remake Detroit's most famous ruin

NewsFord envisions the restoration of the main lobby in Michigan Central Station as a community gathering spot including a variety of local retail and restaurants offerings.
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