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GM Launches In-Vehicle Development App

Detroit automaker General Motors Co. has launched GM Dev Client, an industry-first app for approved developers to test their applications in a real GM vehicle. In-vehicle testing is available for all developers whose proof of concept has been submitted using GM’s infotainment software development kit that was launched in January, NGI SDK, and has been approved by GM.

Governor Snyder’s Task Force Proposes Local Government Reform

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force today released a report of reform recommendations for rising pension and health care costs, retiree support, and stabilization of local government services. Snyder says the overall goal is to stabilize government pension and health care costs.

DMC Streamlines Executive Team for 3 Hospitals

Regional healthcare system Detroit Medical Center (DMC) today announced the integration of C-suite executive positions from three local hospitals: DMC Detroit Receiving; Harper University; and Hutzel Women’s Hospital.

TPS Logistics in Troy Launches Health, Beauty Supply Chain Platform

Troy-based third-party supply chain management company TPS Logistics today announced the launch of Beauty Logistics, a subsidiary aimed at providing multi-modal solutions and guidance specifically for the health and beauty industry. 

BorgWarner in Auburn Hills Acquires Sevcon Inc.

Auburn Hills-based automotive supplier BorgWarner today announced an agreement to acquire English electrical engineering company Sevcon Inc. to expand its array of electrified propulsion solutions. The transaction is valued at approximately $200 million and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Automotive Producer MOBIS Announces Departed-Driver Solution Technology

Plymouth-based global automotive producer Mobis today announced the conceptual research of a Departed Driver Rescue and Exit Maneuver (DDREM) technology designed to guide a vehicle to safety during departed driver scenarios and prevent more than 90 percent of departed-driver crashes.

ITC Lake Erie Connector Project Receives Approvals from Canada, Pennsylvania

ITC Lake Erie Connector, a subsidiary of Novi-based ITC Holdings Corp., has received approvals from Canada and Pennsylvania’s governing bodies to continue with the Lake Erie Connector project.

Oakland County’s Emerging Sectors Program Reaches $4 Billion Investment Milestone

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has announced that four June investments in the Emerging Sectors business attraction program totaling $367 million have pushed the program to more $4 billion of total investment since its creation in 2004.

Report: SUV/CUV Consumer Loyalty Continues to Increase

Technology analysis company IHS Markit, which has its headquarters in Southfield, today announced that consumer loyalty to SUVs and Crossover Utility Vehicles (CUVs) is up 13 percent from 2012, while sedan loyalty rates have dropped 7.6 percentage points during the same period.

Report: Mobility as a Service Poses Threat to Mass Market Auto Brands

A new B2B technology survey from ABI Research reports 91percent of respondents are preparing to enter a new era of personal mobility, while only 10 percent of respondents predict mass market original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will benefit the most from the mobility as a service (MaaS) megatrend.

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