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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 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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Novi-Based ITC Holdings Reorganizes to Improve Leadership Roles

ITC Holdings Corp., a national electric transmission company with headquarters in Novi, today announced organizational changes of the business units under its chief business unit officer, consolidate select business functions under a chief administrative officer, and improve support of the ongoing development of the management team.

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.

U-M Research Finds Gig Economy Positively Impacts Crowd Funding Campaigns

Researchers from the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, and Temple University today released new findings on how ride sharing programs are affecting local labor markets, concluding that the so-called “gig economy” improves entrepreneurial activity in a crowd sourcing environment by providing more stable employment options for the unemployed and underemployed

Automotive Cybersecurity Summit to be Held in Detroit

Leaders in cybersecurity from across the U.S. are coming to Detroit in July to discuss safeguards the automotive industry must undertake in securing connected vehicles from cyber-attacks.

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