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Ram Introduces 2019 Ram 1500 With Increased Technology, Durability at North American International Auto Show

Auburn Hills-based FCA US today announced the 2019 Ram 1500 during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The vehicle’s design utilized advanced materials and engineering to reduce the overall weight by 225 pounds, while increasing stiffness and durability to deliver 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload.

BMW Talks Commitment to Electrification at 2018 North American International Auto Show

With increased consumer demand for electrified models, German automaker BMW today introduced the updated 2018 i8 Coupe at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The vehicle features increased power, range, and additional refinements. The U.S. was the top performing market for the brand’s i8 vehicles last year.

Volkswagen Debuts 2019 Jetta at North American International Auto Show 2018

Volkswagen of America Inc. today unveiled the all-new 2019 Jetta during the North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The Jetta has sold more than 17 million sedan models since its inception in 1979, with 3.2 million sold in the United States.

Lexus Debuts Flagship Luxury Crossover at North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Lexus today announced the LF-1 Limitless Concept, the brand’s flagship luxury crossover which combines high performance with technology and innovation and could be powered by a fuel cell, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, gasoline, or all-electric. By 2025, Lexus predicts every model worldwide will be available as a dedicated electrified model or have an electrified option.

Ford Introduces Reinvented 2019 Ranger and Mustang Bullitt at NAIAS in Detroit

Dearborn automaker Ford Motor Co. has revealed the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The upgrades resulted in a midsize truck outfitted with driver-assist technologies to make driving safer on and off-road. Production will begin later this year at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne and be available for sale in early 2019.

Chevrolet Introduces 2019 Silverado at North American International Auto Show 2018

Detroit automaker General Motors Co. has announced the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at a special preview at Eastern Market Shed 3, exactly 100 years after the brand first delivered trucks to customers in Jan. 1918. 

GM Files Safety Petition With DOT for Fourth-Generation Self-Driving Cruise AV

Detroit automaker General Motors Co. today announced the filing of a safety petition with the U.S. Department of Transportation for its fourth-generation self-driving Chevrolet Cruise AV, the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely with no driver, steering wheel, pedals, or manual controls.

FCA US to Invest $1B+ in Michigan Plant, Add 2,500 New Jobs and Pay $2,000 Bonus to U.S. Employees

Auburn Hills-based automaker FCA US today announced a $1 billion investment to modernize the Warren Truck Assembly Plant to produce the next generation Ram Heavy Duty Truck, which is currently being produced in Saltillo, Mexico, by 2020. 

Report: Michigan Needs Statewide Innovation Policy Agenda to Seize Market Opportunities

A report released by the Michigan Economic Center (MEC) indicates that the state could grow hundreds of businesses and create tens of thousands of jobs in the energy, water, food, transportation, information technology, and healthcare industries by creating state and local economic development programs to help maximize assets.

Ford Debuts New Edge ST to Enhance SUV Sales

Dearborn automaker Ford Motor Co. has introduced the ST brand to its SUV lineup with the new Ford Edge ST, following its best-ever SUV sales in the U.S. during 2017.

NarxCare Provides Real-Time Data Analysis Used to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Michigan 

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has announced that the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) is now equipped with Appriss Health’s NarxCare system, a data analysis solution designed to improve patient care and battle Michigan’s opioid epidemic.

Wixom-Based Acromag Partners With Ctek Inc. on Remote Monitoring Solutions for Ethernet and Wireless Networks

Wixom-based embedded computing solutions company Acromag has announced a strategic partnership with California-based Ctek Inc. to offer complete monitoring and control solutions for customers to manage its remote assets. 

City Club Apartments Break Ground on Luxury Apartment Community Along Washington Blvd. in Downtown Detroit

Farmington Hills-based City Club Apartments broke ground today on City Club Apartments — CBD Detroit, a mixed-use apartment, furnished short-term, and penthouse community. The project is located at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Park Avenue facing Grand Circus Park, just west of the David Whitney Building.

Urban Land Institute to Host Global Spring Meeting in Detroit

The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global real estate organization with 40,000-plus members dedicated to responsible land use and creating thriving, sustainable communities, will hold its Spring Meeting on May 1-3 at Cobo Center in Detroit.  

Royal Oak-Based Vectorform and Microsoft Partner to Expand HoloLens Technology for Automotive Design 

Royal Oak’s Vectorform, a digital product and experiences company with capabilities in mixed reality design and engineering, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to innovate vehicle design and the prototyping processes for the automotive industry.
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