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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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NAIAS daily recap with Glenn Stevens, MICHauto

Join us throughout the week for daily updates from the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and insight from Glenn Stevens, Vice President of automotive and mobility initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber and Executive Director of MICHauto. 

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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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The road to autonomy: will we ever get there?

The dream of autonomous vehicles and the timeline for putting them on the road are vastly different. Consumers are eager to have mobility solutions, but there are still products to develop, technologies to create, and safety controls to establish, agreed "The Road to Autonomy" panel at NAIAS 2019.

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Video games are the future of autonomous testing

Video games represent the bleeding edge of software simulations, and the next generation of mobility startups have been playing for ages. End-to-end game-design tool sets like Unreal Engine from Fortnite mastermind Epic Games and Unity, from Unity Technologies can render gigantic worlds and populate them with AI-controlled inhabitants that behave like humans, pretty easily. Both are free to use.

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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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Supply and (Uncertain) Demand

Kristin Dziczek, vice present of industry, labor and economics at the Center for Automotive Research, discusses what the future may look like for the changing supply chain.

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Mobility manufacturing: breathing life into the mobility sector

Disruption has been a theme across the automotive industry in recent years with new companies, concepts and competition changing the status quo. But as mobility shifts to everything from robo taxis, drive sharing, autonomous vehicles, and scooter services, startups and longtime players will have equal footing.

Feature StoryElectrification is considered among the "game changers" that will help drive General Motors' future. The diverse lineup includes the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Cadillac CT6 PHEV, Buick LaCrosse hybrid and Opel Ampera-e.

What’s driving electric vehicle rollout?

General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra says the automotive industry will witness more change in the next few years than it has in the last 50 years, and that change largely will be driven by electrification.

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Electrifying transit for a changing lifestyle

As the global automotive industry shifts its focus to electrification, things are beginning to heat up in Michigan. Consider the fact that most of the major automakers have announced plans to rollout myriad EV projects within the next five years, utility companies are working on innovative strategies to meet increased demand, and organizations like the Michigan Public Service Commission and other stakeholder groups continue to advocate for policy at the state level.

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At NAIAS: Bosch leads mobility solutions through strong ties with startups

At AutoMobili-D, Bosch is a big player that collaborates with startups. On a daily basis, that engagement is at the PlanetM Landing Zone. We dug in to learn more about Bosch’s mobility strategy to develop, invest, and acquire.

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Match meetings, mobility awards among PlanetM 2019 AutoMobili-D events

Among multiple AutoMobili-D events hosted by mobility-centric PlanetM are startup and stakeholder match meetings, a startup pitch competition, and best mobility product award announcements.

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President’s Letter: NAIAS Evolution Is Good for Region’s Economy

For Michiganders and thousands of automotive enthusiasts across the world, January in Detroit means one thing: it’s auto show time in the city. The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) — Detroit’s pre-eminent event — celebrates all that our region and its legacy industry offer. It is the symbol of a region and industry reborn.

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Startup Spotlight Podcast: May Mobility

This episode of Driven’s Startup Spotlight features Alisyn Malek, COO and co-founder of May Mobility, a Michigan-based autonomous shuttle company, about their partnerships and deployments.

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SPLT CEO says state mobility challenge grant will also benefit other healthcare clients

The carpooling platform developer SPLT is tackling one of the companies biggest challenges to date in a state-funded project designed to improve healthcare access in rural Michigan counties.

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Mobility Moments Podcast: Vince Carioti, Phoenix Contact E-Mobility

January 11, 2019 - The widespread adoption of electric vehicles is a near-future reality. We talk with Vince Carioti, director of Phoenix Contact E-Mobility in Ann Arbor about EVs, charge times, range anxiety, and more. Learn why electric vehicles are the near-future of mobility.
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Startup Spotlight Podcast: Alisyn Malek, May Mobility

January 11, 2019 - This episode of Driven’s Startup Spotlight features Alisyn Malek, COO and co-founder of May Mobility, a Michigan-based autonomous shuttle company, about their partnerships and deployments.
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