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Augmented Reality (AR) for Manufacturing Workshop

SOUTHFIELD - Mirari, the leader in 3D and Big Data Visualization for Automotive, Aviation and Consumer Product industries, has developed a comprehensive Augmented Reality (AR) for Manufacturing workshop Dec. 10 at Lawrence Technological University for Tier 1, Tier 2 and SMB Manufacturing companies. The AR workshop is designed for executives, senior level managers, engineering managers

By |2018-11-09T10:55:48-04:00November 9th, 2018|Auto Tech, Featured, IoT|

MSU Campus Transforming Into Advanced Mobility Ecosystem

EAST LANSING – Michigan State University is transforming its 5,200-acre campus into a live, connected ecosystem to drive mobility research and development to advance smart-vehicle technology and better understand the human element. With much of the transformation already complete across its urban, suburban, industrial and rural zones, MSU’s controlled infrastructure and active campus make it

By |2018-11-05T11:14:53-04:00November 5th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

PlanetM Startup Grants: Panel Discussion And Webinar

DETROIT - NextEnergy is hosting a panel discussion and webinar noon Dec. 11 for anyone wanting to learn more about the the PlanetM Startup Grants. The grants provide access to $1.3 million in funding for global mobility startups to test, validate and prove out new technologies with the goal of making transportation easier, safer and

By |2018-10-31T16:46:12-04:00October 31st, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Harbour Report: Automotive Vendor Tooling Industry Sees Declining Sales

SOUTHFIELD - In yet another indicator that the automotive business is peaking, Harbour Results just published a report that said the automotive vendor tooling industry will spend $8 billion in 2019,  down from an estimated $9.2 billion in 2018, and $10.3 billion in 2017. The key factor driving decreased tooling spend is the decreased number

By |2018-10-31T18:15:30-04:00October 31st, 2018|Auto Tech, News|

AxleTech, Thor Trucks To Develop Heavy-Duty e-Powertrain System

TROY - AxleTech is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system with Thor Trucks, a fleet-focused transportation lab building fully electric commercial trucks. AxleTech and Thor Trucks will integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain. “Electric powertrains for on-highway use are rapidly advancing at a global scale,

By |2018-10-21T18:26:50-04:00October 21st, 2018|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

MMTC To Offer New Manufacturing Course

PLYMOUTH — The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center is introducing a comprehensive, introductory-level Manufacturing Process Development course designed for those new to the manufacturing industry. Spanning two days with four half-day sessions, the course introduces attendees to such topics as quality management systems, problem solving skills, lean manufacturing, and culture and motivation. Created in response to

By |2018-10-19T12:21:18-04:00October 19th, 2018|Auto Tech, ESD|

Honda To Invest $750 Million In GM’s Cruise To Accelerate Self-Driving Car Development

DETROIT - Cruise, the self-driving car startup backed by General Motors, is getting a $750 million investment from Honda, creating a market value for Cruise at $14.6 billion. Honda has been lagging in the competition to bring Connected and Autonomous Vehicles to market, so this deal gives the Japanese car maker the chance to catch

By |2018-10-04T20:04:23-04:00October 4th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

First In The Nation Autonomous Truck Platooning Study At American Center For Mobility

YPSILANTI TWP. — The American Center for Mobility has gathered a team of organizations representing defense, academia and the public sector to further research and test automated convoy platooning in a two-year study that will feature both military and commercial grade trucks, the first of its kind in the nation. The study aims to autonomously

By |2018-09-27T16:15:52-04:00September 27th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

Report: Americans Prefer Steel As Automotive Material Of Choice

DETROIT – A national study, conducted by Lab42, and commissioned by the Steel Market Development Institute, finds Americans in the market for a new vehicle continue to trust and prefer steel as the automotive material of choice. Additionally, a second study conducted by Ducker Worldwide shows the steel industry has made monumental strides in developing

By |2018-09-27T10:56:47-04:00September 27th, 2018|Auto Tech|

UM Shares Driverless Shuttle Experience In New Case Study

ANN ARBOR — As global interest in driverless vehicle services grows, the University of Michigan has released a case study documenting its experience launching an on-campus driverless shuttle research project through its Mcity autonomous and connected vehicle test area. It is believed to be the first study of its kind, and expands the body of

By |2018-09-21T11:15:45-04:00September 21st, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|