Autonomous Vehicles

News and information about vehicles which can drive themselves without human supervision or input. Unmanned vehicles are vehicles which are either controlled remotely, or perhaps operate autonomously.

MITechNews.Com, Global Auto Mobility Announce Partnership Focused On Smart Mobility Leaders

DETROIT - and Global Auto Mobility announced Sept. 14 a media partnership designed to identify the companies and leaders working on emerging smart mobility products and services and highlight their impact on industry globally and on their local communities. Working together with regional broadcast and print partners media, we will reach industry leaders and

By |2018-09-14T10:02:07-04:00September 14th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

Employer Demand For Lightweighting-Related Skills In Michigan Up 18 Percent In Q2

 DETROIT – Employer demand for lightweighting-related skills in Michigan increased by 18 percent between the first calendar quarter (January through March) and quarter two 2018 (April through June). What’s more demand has doubled since the first quarter of 2018 with more than 56,000 job postings. This according to a new report from Detroit-based LIFT—Lightweight Innovations

By |2018-08-24T11:01:56-04:00August 24th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Auto Supplier To Open Tech Hub In Grand Haven

GRAND HAVEN - West Michigan automotive supplier GHSP Inc, a division of Grand Haven-based JSJ Corp,is planning to move into an advanced tech hub in Grand Haven. The manufacturer of electronic vehicle shifting systems and pumps for the automotive industry said it will open the 7,000-square-foot office in Grand Haven, where 20 employees will be tasked with developing

By |2018-08-20T08:01:12-04:00August 20th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Fewer Americans Embrace Self-Driving Car Technology After Accidents

DETROIT - Fewer Americans are embracing self-driving car technology following high-profile incidents involving Uber and Tesla vehicles, reports Cox Automotive. Consumers’ interest in automatic braking and other autonomous features is high, but drivers view self-driving cars as less safe compared to a similar survey conducted two years ago. Forty-nine percent of respondents said they would

By |2018-08-17T10:35:25-04:00August 17th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

American Center For Mobility CEO Departs – Replaced By MDOT Director Steudle

YPSILANTI TWP. — John Maddox, the initial president and CEO of the American Center for Mobility, has left the testing ground for autonomous and connected vehciles after about two and a half years on the job. John Maddox. ACM photo. Maddox was named to the post in March 2016. He had been assistant director of

UM Develops Rechargeable Battery Technology To Extend Electric Vehicle Range

ANN ARBOR—A rechargeable battery technology developed at the University of Michigan could double the output of today’s lithium ion cells—drastically extending electric vehicle ranges and time between cell phone charges—without taking up any added space. By using a ceramic, solid-state electrolyte, engineers can harness the power of lithium metal batteries without the historic issues of

By |2018-08-16T12:49:18-04:00August 16th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, News|

ACM Study: Truck Driver Jobs Safe With Self-Driving Vehicles; Cab Drivers, Not So Much

YPSILANTI TWP. – A new study commissioned by the American Center for Mobility finds that only a “modest” number of truck driving jobs will be affected by the rise of automated vehicles. The study, led by Michigan State University and supported by the Texas A&M Transportation Instute, predicted that significant numbers of automated vehicles won’t

By |2018-08-09T20:35:22-04:00August 9th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles|

Ford Motor Co. Creates Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC

DEARBORN — Ford Motor Co. announced it has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating its autonomous vehcile business. The new LLC will take over Ford’s self-driving systems integration, autonomous vehicle research and advanced engineering, AV transportation-as-a-service network development, user experience, business strategy and business development teams. The new LLC, which

By |2018-07-26T15:29:13-04:00July 26th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

MITechNews TV Debuts With Auto Tech Channel From MBS In Traverse City

ANN ARBOR - You’ve been asking for it, well in August you’ll get it - MITechNews TV. We’re creating channels of video news, interviews and later streaming live news shows and events. Our first channel is Auto Tech - interviews shot from the Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City July 30 through Aug. 2. Editor

By |2018-07-20T11:43:57-04:00July 20th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

HBPO To Add New Michigan Assembly Plant To Meet Demand From Electric, Autonomous Vehicle Manufacturers

TROY – HBPO, the auto industry’s largest global supplier of front-end modules, plans to add an assembly plant in Michigan and more than double employment in North America due in part to a growing demand from electric- and autonomous-vehicle manufacturers. In the last three years alone, HBPO has opened four new N.A. assembly plants and

By |2018-07-17T22:14:19-04:00July 17th, 2018|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, News|