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.


Connectivity-Testing Leadership 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.


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., a major global supplier of advanced manufacturing systems, is to develop apps that can tap the vast database created by connected machines.


Great Designs in Steel 2017

May 17, 2017 at 8:46 PM

Now in its 15th year (16th seminar), the annual Great Designs in Steel offers 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.


Meet WCX, the Reimagined SAE World Congress

March 01, 2017 at 1:07 AM

The SAE World Congress is no more. Meet WCX 17, its reimagined replacement, which debuted April 4-6, 2017, at Detroit’s Cobo Center.


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.


Automobili-D at the North American International Auto Show

October 26, 2016 at 12:27 AM

The 2017 North American International Auto Show in January will begin with Automobili-D, a four-day look at the future of personal mobility. The first-time symposium and expo will be held during media and industry preview days Jan. 8-12 ahead of the public show.


The World Mobility Leadership Forum

September 09, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Michigan hosts the World Mobility Leadership Forum on Sept. 28-29, 2016. The invitational meeting of high-level global leaders will discuss the coming "smart mobility" revolution in personal transportation.


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.


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

July 11, 2016 at 2:02 AM

A new campaign, dubbed Planet M, aims to coordinate the state of Michigan's prowess in personal mobility, and market those capabilities through a single initiative.


Managing the Risk of Regulatory Compliance

June 07, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Carmakers and their suppliers are accustomed to the strict and well-defined rules of financial reporting. But now the industry faces a very different but no less important issue: a regulatory focus on non-GAAP measures, such as fuel economy and emissions compliance.


Michigan Brainpower

April 18, 2016 at 1:14 PM

No other region on the planet concentrates as much automotive technological prowess as Michigan. But the state’s continued dominance isn’t guaranteed, notes Kevin Kerrigan, senior vice president of the Automotive Office within the Michigan Economic Development Corp.