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Meridian Winter Blast Set to Coincide With North American International Auto Show

The thirteenth annual Meridian Winter Blast, presented by Quicken Loans, has been moved up several weeks and is now scheduled to coincide with the final weekend of the North American International Auto Show — January 20-22.

U-M Headquarters $2.5M Automated Car Transportation Center

The University of Michigan will lead five other Midwestern universities in research for connected and automated vehicles by headquartering the U.S. Department of Transportation-funded Center for Connected and Automated Vehicles.

Troy’s SRG Global Adds Paint Capability in China

SRG Global, a Troy-based manufacturer of high value coatings on plastic for the automotive and commercial truck industries, broke ground on its first paint line in Asia yesterday.

SAE International and General Motors Partner on Collegiate Autonomous Technology Competition

As autonomous vehicles become an increasingly competitive aspect of the automotive industry, Detroit-based General Motors and SAE International will co-sponsor the AutoDrive Challenge, the latest of the Pennsylvania-based company’s Collegiate Design Series.

PWC Indicates Autonomous and Connected Cars’ Potential

Research recently published by PWC — which operates a large practice in downtown Detroit — projects that the global car market has the potential to build considerable value from the sale of connected car packages.

Google Renames Robot Car “Waymo,” Looks To Future of Self-Driving Cars

After eight years of research and prototypes, Google has renamed its self-driving car unit “Waymo,” which is a combination of the phrase “way forward in mobility.”

Visteon to Head Autonomous Vehicle Development in Silicon Valley

Van Buren Township’s Visteon Corp. today announced it would lead the development of artificial intelligence (AI) for autonomous vehicles at its new technical center in Silicon Valley.

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to Grant $2M to Aid Detroiters in IT Training...

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has donated $2 million to support the TechHire program, a four-year initiative that will provide IT training to hundreds of Detroiters.

U-M MySwimPro Accelerator Venture Earns Apple Watch App of the Year

Apple Store editors have made their picks for the best apps, music, and movies for 2016, and MySwimPro, an application supported by the University of Michigan’s Desai Accelerator has been named Apple Watch App of the Year for 2016.

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Partners with Coulter Investment Forum for 2017 Event

Organizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium today unveiled plans to host its 2017 conference with the Coulter Investment Forum. As a result of the partnership, the symposium will showcase 30 emerging life sciences companies that resulted from Coulter Foundation Research Partnerships at 16 national universities.