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Calling All Startups: Automobility LA Top Ten Startups Competition

PlanetM, a presenter of the 2019 Top Ten Automotive Startup Competition, encourages startups focused in the areas of automation, connectivity, mobility as a service, clean and sustainable mobility, advanced material and manufacturing to apply for the competition. The competition recognizes technologies with the most potential to positively impact society and change how mobility is perceived

By |2019-09-19T16:37:51-04:00September 19th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

Tesla Battery Researcher Unveils New Cell That Could Last 1 Million Miles In ‘Robot Taxis’

SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla’s battery research partner has released a new paper on a battery cell that could last over 1 million miles, which they say is going to be particularly useful in ‘robot taxis’ — something that Tesla wants to bring to market. When talking about the economics of Tesla’s future fleet of robotaxis

By |2019-09-13T12:37:22-04:00September 11th, 2019|Auto Tech|

GHSP Moving Headquarters To Holland

GRAND HAVEN—GHSP, a manufacturer of vehicle shift systems, pumps, and electronic controls, is opening a 140,000-square-foot global headquarters and innovation campus in Holland. The move nearly doubles the square footage of the company, founded in Grand Haven as a metal stamper in 1924. “This is another step toward the growth strategy that we established in

By |2019-08-18T11:24:41-04:00August 18th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Gentex Rolls Out HomeLink System For Auto Aftermarket

ZEELAND—Automotive electronics manufacturer Gentex Corp. has began shipping the latest version of its HomeLink car-to-home automation system to Hauppage, N.Y.-bsaed Voxx Electronics Corp. for sale in the automotive aftermarket. The system is comprised of a Bluetooth-enabled automatic-dimming mirror with integrated buttons that can be programmed to operate a myriad of radio frequency and cloud-based home

By |2019-08-18T11:24:41-04:00August 18th, 2019|Auto Tech|

Six Startups Receive $450,000 In PlanetM Mobility Grants

TRAVERSE CITY - Six mobility and transportation startups were awarded more than $450,000 in PlanetM Mobility Grant funding at the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars. The six startups recognized by Governor Whitmer in remarks at the conference aim to address today’s toughest mobility and transportation challenges, including traffic congestion reduction and improved pedestrian

By |2019-08-08T17:05:27-04:00August 8th, 2019|Auto Tech, Entrepreneur Corner, Entrepreneurs|

LIFT Hires Michigan Auto Office Executive to Lead Institute’s Business Development Efforts

DETROIT — LIFT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a national manufacturing innovation institute operated by the American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute (ALMMII), today announced that is has hired Kevin Kerrigan to lead the institute’s business development efforts. Kerrigan joins LIFT as Vice President of Business Development, after more than five years at the Michigan Economic

By |2019-08-02T16:28:57-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Auto Tech|

Decarbonizing Travel In Cities With Electrified Autonomous Taxis

ANN ARBOR—Deploying a fleet of electric autonomous taxis in a city could result in an 87 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional vehicular travel, according to a new University of Michigan-led study.  The electrification of a city's AT fleet—largely from electric powertrains—results in a 60 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared

By |2019-07-21T15:51:01-04:00July 21st, 2019|Auto Tech|

High-Tech Battery Startup Closes Venture Funding Round

WEST BLOOMFIELD TWP.—Intecells Inc., a developer of advanced manufacturing technology for lithium-ion batteries, announced the closing of a Series A funding round, led by  San Francisco-based Walden International and its partner, Steinhagen, Germany-based Plasmatreat GmbH, a developer of plasma-based metal treatment technology. West Bloomfield Township-based Intecells is developing and commercializing battery-manufacturing technology that improves battery

By |2019-07-20T14:47:15-04:00July 20th, 2019|Auto Tech|