Business

How Michigan Connects Startups and the Auto Industry

February 06, 2018 at 10:21 PM

  Michigan is helping mobility-related startups launch their businesses and connect with potential carmaker and supplier customers through an innovative new program called the PlanetM Landing Zone.

Mobility

Connectivity-Testing by the Michigan Dept. of Transportation

July 29, 2017 at 6:42 PM

Michigan’s Dept. of Transportation has been a leader in testing and evaluating advanced mobility technologies for more than a decade. The department credits its philosophy of partnering with government, business and educational institutions.

Production

The Digitally Connected Factory

July 28, 2017 at 6:49 PM

The digitally connected factory is rapidly becoming a reality, thanks to huge leaps in affordable data handling capabilities. The next step, says Dan Janka, president of Mazak Corp., is to develop apps that can tap the vast database created by connected machines.

Tech

Great Designs in Steel 2017

May 17, 2017 at 8:46 PM

The 16th Great Designs in Steel offered engineers an unprecedented one-day immersion in the latest in advanced high-strength steel (AHSS), including dozens of technical presentations and a hands-on look at cutting-edge applications.

Tech

Meet WCX, the Reimagined SAE World Congress

March 01, 2017 at 1:07 AM

The SAE World Congress is no more. Meet WCX, its reimagined replacement, which debuted April 4-6, 2017, at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Mobility

Defining What Vehicle Automation Really Means

November 15, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Carmakers are rushing to provide their vehicles with increasing ability to pilot themselves. But the race can create confusion among about just what “autonomous driving” really means.

Mobility

Automobili-D at the North American International Auto Show

October 26, 2016 at 12:27 AM

The North American International Auto Show introduced Automobili-D, a four-day look at the future of personal mobility, ahead of the 2017 show.

Mobility

The World Mobility Leadership Forum

September 09, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Michigan hosted the World Mobility Leadership Forum on Sept. 28-29, 2016, to discuss the coming "smart mobility" revolution in personal transportation.

Business

Taking Back Control of the Automotive Supply Chain

August 01, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Tracking down the exact whereabouts of vehicle parts in transit from a supplier can be difficult, especially when the supply chain is global in scale, notes Scott Conover, automotive segment leader for Infor’s GT Nexus unit.

Tech

Michigan’s Planet M: Where Big Ideas in Mobility Are Born

July 11, 2016 at 2:02 AM

A campaign launched in 2016 called Planet M is coordinating the state of Michigan's prowess in personal mobility, and marketing those capabilities through a single initiative.

Regulatory

Managing the Risk of Regulatory Compliance

June 07, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Carmakers and their suppliers are learning to cope with a regulatory focus on non-GAAP measures, such as fuel economy and emissions compliance.

Tech

Michigan Brainpower

April 18, 2016 at 1:14 PM

How Michigan presents itself as the world’s greatest concentration of automotive technology and know-how.