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Detroit’s AirSpaceX Reveals Electric VTOL Aircraft at 2018 North American International Auto Show

Detroit-based Airspace Experience Technologies (AirSpaceX), a subsidiary of Detroit Aircraft Corp., has unveiled a sub-scale model of its autonomous electric VTOL aircraft, "MOBi-ONE," during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

Nexteer Automotive in Auburn Hills Unveils Hands-free Steering Technology for Autonomous, Mixed Mode Driving

Auburn Hills-Based Nexteer Automotive has announced the expansion of its advanced steering technology suite during a presentation at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The technology suite offers a unique combination of steering innovations to address the evolving role of semi and fully autonomous driving.

Construction Services Firm Burns and McDonnell Establishes Office in Downtown Detroit

Missouri-based construction services firm Burns and McDonnell today announced its newly established downtown Detroit office will be headed by Ben Nabozny. The office plans to hire more than 100 engineers, project managers, and support professionals over the next five years.

Livonia-Based Roush Invests in 3D Printer Metal Additive Manufacturing System

Livonia-based full-service product development center Roush Enterprises today announced the acquisition of the Xline 2000R, the largest powderbed metal additive system on the global market. The Xline 200R, akin to a large 3D printer that can produce engine blocks, offers a build envelope capacity for large scale production and includes a rotating platform that allows two build models to be used reciprocally.

U-M Researchers Lead $32M Computer Design Center

Researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will lead the Center for Applications Driving Architectures (ADA), which is dedicated to increasing diversity and innovation regarding the design of evolving computing industries including autonomous control, robotics, and machine learning.

Dearborn’s Henry Ford Museum to Host National Competition for Student Inventors

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn today announced it will host the 2018 K-12 National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo on June 1. More than 400 students from around the world will compete in the expo, which is organized by The STEMIE Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to science, technology, engineering, and math education.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Makes Global Debut at North American International Auto Show

Auburn Hills automaker Fiat Chrysler Automotive today introduced the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, with an updated athletic design and a new 2.0 liter direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine for increased performance and fuel efficiency, at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Toyota Introduces 2019 Avalon at North American International Auto Show

Toyota Motor Corp. brought the 2019 Avalon, which is underpinned by a Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) powertrain and is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 to Toyota Hybrid Systems powertrain, to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Detroit’s Cobo Center. 

Hyundai Debuts 2019 Veloster Turbo and Veloster N in Forza Motorsport 7 at North American International Auto Show

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co., which operates a large R&D campus in York Township near Ann Arbor, revealed the all-new 2019 Veloster Turbo and Veloster N today during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Detroit’s Cobo Center. Both cars join the list of drivable vehicles in Forza Motorsport 7 for Xbox and Windows 10.

Acura Debuts 2019 RDX Prototype at North American International Auto Show

Japan-based Acura has introduced the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The five-passenger SUV is slated to launch mid-2018. Previous RDX models have seen five consecutive years of record sales and seven straight years of year-over-year sales growth.

Nissan Unveils Xmotion Concept at 2018 North American International Auto Show  

Japan-based automaker Nissan Motor Co. has introduced the Xmotion concept, a design exploration for a compact SUV, at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The design features a three-row Nission Xmotion (pronounced cross motion) concept blending Japanese culture and traditional automotive design with Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology.

Kia Introduces 2019 Forte at North American International Auto Show

Kia Motors America (KMA) hosted the global debut of the 2019 Forte during the 2018 North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The third-generation vehicle features a host of improvements including higher levels of comfort, increased fuel efficiency, and advanced driver assistance technologies.

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.
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