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The Gallery at MGM Grand Detroit 2019

On Saturday, Jan. 12, American Express and the North American International Auto Show hosted The Gallery at MGM Grand Detroit. The evening included a strolling dinner at Top Golf followed by a display of luxury vehicles, including three Ferraris, a Ford GT, a Lincoln Aviator, and the first SUV by Rolls-Royce, called the Cullinan. // Photographs by Patrick Gloria

MAIN Event at the Max M. Fisher Music Center

The 2019 MotorCity Automotive Industry Night (MAIN) Event opened the North American International Auto Show festivities on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. Hosted by Lawrence Technological University, the program recognized automotive industry executives and automotive-design work by students. // Photographs by Patrick Gloria

Cadillac Debuts 2020 XT6 Crossover, Announces Future Multi-dimensional Electric Platform

At a press reception at the Garden Theatre in Detroit on Sunday evening, Cadillac introduced the 2020 XT6. The new three-row crossover centers on a luxurious, adaptable, and connected cabin, along with responsive handling and a suite of standard and available safety technologies.

General Motors Provides Investor Guidance, 20 All-new or Refreshed Vehicles Planned in 2019

General Motors Co. today provided investors with an update on its strategic plan as it continues to build the foundation for the company’s long-term success. GM also said it expects earnings growth in 2019, compared to projected 2018 full-year results.

Oliver Thomas in Birmingham Wins Lawsuit Over Diamond Quilted Handbags

Oliver Thomas in Birmingham, which in 2017 launched a line of handbags and accessories, has announced that it won a complete victory in a lawsuit filed last year by MZ Wallace Inc. in New York over the right to use a diamond quilted pattern on its handbags.

Folktellers in Royal Oak Launches National Education Program for its Book Series

Folktellers in Royal Oak has announced that it launched a pilot called the Transmedia Storytelling Program for school children with an interactive YouTube Video Contest based upon their new “Excerpts from an Unknown Guidebook Series.”

Aptiv in Troy Partners with Affectiva on Advanced Sensing Solutions for Vehicle Occupants

Aptiv, which operates a large mobility technology center in Troy, today announced it signed a commercial partnership agreement with Affectiva, a Boston-based MIT Media Lab spin-off and leader in Human Perception artificial intelligence (AI).

General Motors Appoints Mark Reuss President, Announces 2018 Sales Results

General Motors Co. in Detroit today announced the appointment of Mark Reuss as president, effective immediately. Reuss currently leads the Global Product Group and Cadillac, and will now assume responsibility for the Quality organization.

Armaly Sponge Co. in Walled Lake Becomes World’s Largest Distributor of Natural Sponges with...

Armaly Sponge Co. in Walled Lake, which produces and distributes the popular Brillo brand and is a global leader in consumer household cleaning products, and Armaly ProPlus brand America’s Best Soft Tools, the No. 1 brand in professional and do-it-yourself surface preparation, finish, and cleaning, today announced it has acquired Acme Sponge Co.

Stoneridge in Novi Receives Federal Exemption Approval for Camera Monitor System on Commercial Vehicles

Stoneridge Inc. in Novi today announced the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration approved its exemption application to federal law in late-December. The move allows the company’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System ("CMS") to be installed as an alternative to conventional rear-vision mirrors currently required on commercial motor vehicles in the United States.