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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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’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.
If Southwest Solutions, a multifaceted human services agency in Detroit, did nothing else but renovate affordable homes and sell them to lower-income residents, homeless people, or veterans, it would fail.
Rebuilding urban districts lining Michigan Avenue — Corktown in Detroit and the two downtown areas of Dearborn — follow a similar formula: Get land control, find strong developers, reduce red tape, and rebuild.