R.J. Scaringe, Bill Ford

Ford Will Develop New Vehicle Using Rivian’s Flexible EV Skateboard Platform; Invests $500M

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn today announced an equity investment of $500 million in EV maker Rivian in Plymouth Township. In addition, the companies...
Ford, Autonomic, Amazon Web Services partnership

Dearborn’s Ford, California’s Autonomic, Seattle’s Amazon Web Services Partner on Vehicle Connectivity

The Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), created by California’s Autonomic, will become the standard connected car solution in Ford vehicles through an agreement announced today...
UBS Financial Services Detroit office

UBS Financial Services Opens First Detroit Office in Historic Downtown Woodward Shopping District

UBS Financial Services Inc. has opened a new 11,000-square-foot branch office on the third floor of 1201/1217 Woodward Ave. in the historic downtown Woodward...
Beaumont Livonia campus

Beaumont Health Selects Livonia for New Outpatient Care Campus

Southfield-based Beaumont Health has selected property in Livonia for a new comprehensive outpatient care campus slated to open in 2020. The proposed site is at...
Webasto Roof Systems Inc.

Michigan Strategic Fund Approves Support for Projects to Bring in $49M, Updates Programs

The Michigan Strategic Fund Tuesday approved support for three projects expected to generate a total investment of $48.7 million and create 468 new jobs...
JR Automation

Holland’s JR Automation Acquired by Japan’s Hitachi for $1.4B

Crestview Partners, a New York-based private equity firm focused on the middle market, Tuesday announced Japan’s Hitachi Ltd. will acquire JR Automation, a Holland,...

Report: V2X Technologies Being Applied Slowly, More to be Done

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies have an initial focus on road safety and traffic efficiency applications, and Detroit’s General Motors Co. and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp....

Startup Through the University of Michigan Uses Patient Imaging to Specialize Treatment

A startup out of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has found a way to use patient image files such as X-rays, MRIs,...

Rochester Hills’ Prefix, Ohio’s Workhorse Join Forces to Refine, Manufacture Electric Delivery Vehicle of Future

Rochester Hills-based Prefix Corp. and Cincinnati’s Workhouse Group Inc. are joining forces to finalize the design, development, and production of Workhorse’s N-GEN series all-electric...



Butzel Long Attorney Named President of Detroit Athletic Club Board

Geoffrey S. Gallinger, an attorney and shareholder at Detroit-based Butzel Long, has been elected to a one-year term as president and member of the...

Detroit’s Little Caesars Creates, Fills Chief Innovation Officer Position

Little Caesars in Detroit has promoted Edward Gleich to chief innovation officer. In this newly created position, Gleich will develop ideas and processes, moving potential...

Southfield-based Beaumont Health Names 2 Chief Nursing Officers

Beaumont Health in Southfield has named a chief nursing officer at Beaumont, Troy and at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe. “I’m thrilled to fill these senior leadership...
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Letter From The Editor: Short Fuse

Nearly every global automaker has plans to introduce pure electric vehicles. Earlier this year, General Motors Co. announced it would debut 20 such vehicles...