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Ford’s 2017 Fusion Energi Offers Longest Combined Range at 610 Miles

Ford Motor Co. today unveiled the 2017 Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid that it says can travel 610 miles on a full tank of gas and a battery charge. At that distance, the sedan offers the longest combined range of any hybrid of its type sold in America, the automaker says.

Inspired by Batman Movie, U-M Engineers Develop Pressure-Sensing Software for Smartphones

Two University of Michigan engineers have developed software that allows smartphones to sense force or pressure on its screen or body. The software, called ForcePhone, offers users a new way to enhance mobile devices without adding hardware components.

Michigan’s First Vince Store Opens at the Somerset Collection in Troy

Vince, a contemporary clothing line founded in 2002, today opens its first Michigan location at the Somerset Collection in Troy. The 2,700-square-foot store, located at Somerset Collection South on the first level near Nieman Marcus, offers men’s and women’s clothing, footwear, and accessories.

EyesOn Design Classic Car Show in June Expands Programming

The annual EyesOn Design fundraiser to benefit the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology will highlight past, present, and future automotive design and will feature nearly 360 classic cars, muscle cars, and motorcycles from top collectors around the world. The show will be held on June 19 at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.

Farmington Hills Educational Publisher Expands Digital Historical Newspaper Collection

Farmington Hills-based Gale International, a division of Cengage Learning, has expanded its historical newspaper collection with the launch of several new archives. The expansion includes 145 years of the British best-selling newspaper, The Telegraph, a unique collection of Chinese periodicals, and a comprehensive digital collection of national, regional, and local newspapers in Britain between the 18th and 20th centuries.

Steelcase Report: Employees Are More Highly Engaged at Well-designed Workplaces

Grand Rapids-based Steelcase Inc. today released a new report on the global work experience that links high employee engagement with satisfaction at the workplace. The Steelcase Global Report: Engagement and Global Workforce found one-third of workers in 17 of the world's leading economies are highly engaged, with the United States ranking sixth behind frontrunners India, Mexico, and United Arab Emirates.

Detroit Aircraft To Introduce X-Series Aerial Vehicle Platform at Detroit Startup Week

Detroit Aircraft Corp., a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, will introduce a new universal multi-rotor helicopter on Friday during a presentation at Detroit Startup Week at the Masonic Temple in Midtown.

Nike Store Opens Today in Downtown Detroit, Launches Community Support Programs

Nike has opened its latest store today in downtown Detroit, located in the historic F.W. Woolworth Co. building next to the Hudson Cafe. In addition to offering sports apparel and shoes, the company plans to support various community programs in Detroit.

U of M Health System Joins Together Health Network as Referral Provider

Southfield-based Together Health Network today announced the University of Michigan Health System has joined the network as a referral provider for complex, quaternary health care services.

Locally Developed App Provides Users with Rankings on Safety for Regional Hospitals

A new app that provides users with helpful information and patient safety rankings on area hospitals has been developed by Patient Access Solutions, a technology start up firm in Farmington Hills in partnership with the Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C.

Detroit Historic Scarab Club to Launch Major Rebranding Campaign

The Scarab Club in Detroit’s Midtown district will unveil a major rebranding campaign in early June, aimed at increasing community awareness of the nearly 110-year-old arts institution, with the message, “We know Detroit by Art.”

Michigan-based Freedom Motors Unveils Wheelchair Accessible Conversion for Chrysler Pacifica

Battle Creek-based Freedom Motors today unveiled the world's first wheelchair accessible conversion for the Chrysler Pacifica, updating the conversion technology to match the chassis changes of the all-new 2017 model.

Detroit’s Fontinalis Partners Boosts Funding to Accelerate Self-Driving Taxi Service

NuTonomy, a leading developer of software for self-driving cars, has completed $16 million in funding led by Highland Capital Partners, along with Detroit-based investors Fontinalis Partners and Australia-based Signal Ventures, to accelerate the company’s plan of creating a fleet of autonomous taxis.

GM Unveils Luxury Edition of 2016 GMC Yukon

General Motors Co. today revealed the 2016 GMC Yukon SLT Premium Edition, a more luxurious version of the Yukon and Yukon XL models that feature special trim, fold flat second- and third-row seats that boost cargo capacity, and an advanced 5.3-liter V-8 engine. The special package will cost around $3,000, and will go on sale this summer.

Michigan’s First ‘Vapor Wake’ Canines Donated to Law Enforcement Agencies

Ilitch Charities and the Detroit Tigers Foundation have partnered to donate $135,000 for three “vapor wake” bomb-detecting canines to the Michigan State Police, Wayne State University Public Safety Department, and the Detroit Police Department. The dogs are the first of their kind in the state.
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The Outside Media Opine on the Motor City

Charged for Battle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Technology That Breaks the Car Industry Mold

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Inside a College-Football Tragicomedy

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Detroit's Class Act

Source: Fortune

Another Chance for Alfa Romeo

Source: Financial Times

Detroit, Part One

Source: The Polis Blog

Dome Sweet Dome

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Whitacre's Crash at General Motors

Source: Financial Times

Thinking About Shrinking

Source: The Economist

Ed Whitacre's Battle to Save GM from Itself

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Hard Choices: Domino's CEO J. Patrick Doyle

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Alan Mulally’s Asian Sales Call

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Can China Save GM?

Source: Forbes Magazine

Signs of Hope

Source: NYTimes.com

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal

25 Best Places to Retire

Source: CNN Money

Henderson's Strategy to Fix GM

Source: Businessweek.com

The Triumph of Optimism

Source: Economist.com

Mayor Courts Resistance in Detroit

Source: The Wall Street Journal online

How Marchionne Will Run Fiat-Chrysler

Source: Businessweek online

The Waxman-Pelosi Follies

Source: The Wall Street Journal Online

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