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2020 GMC Acadia Features New Styling, Engine Options, Interior Technology

GMC says its 2020 Acadia, which will be available in dealerships this fall and is being built at General Motors Co.’s Spring Hill, Tenn. assembly plant, will offer fresh exterior styling and smarter technologies both under the hood and inside the cabin.

Detroit Boat Show, Including New Nautical Products, Cruises into Cobo Center Feb. 16-24

It may be frigid outside, but inside Cobo Center, Feb. 16-24, all thoughts will be on the coming summer during the Detroit Boat Show, which is expected to draw more than 60,000 boaters and other interested consumers in from the cold.

Troy’s Automation Alley to Present 2019 Technology in Industry Report April 29 at DIA

Automation Alley is poised to present its 2019 Technology in Industry Report titled “From Vision to Implementation” on April 29 at 8 a.m. at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The report is designed to help manufacturers keep pace with rapid technological change.

Taubman in Bloomfield Hills Sells Shares of Three Asian Shopping Centers for $480M

Bloomfield Hills-based Taubman Centers Inc., a large luxury shopping mall developer, has agreed to sell 50 percent of its Taubman Asia’s interests, worth $480 million, in three Asia-based shopping centers to funds managed by The Blackstone Group in New York City.

FCA’s Pentastar Engine Production Hits 10-Million Mark

The 10-millionth Pentastar engine, which powers 16 current and future FCA U.S. vehicle models, came off the assembly line at the automaker’s Trenton Engine Complex Wednesday.

Ann Arbor’s May Mobility Adds $22M in New Investment for its Self-Driving Shuttles

Ann Arbor’s May Mobility today announced that Millennium New Horizons and Cyrus Capital Partners have joined its investor-base, co-leading a $22-million Series A round, with LG Technology Ventures and Thayer Ventures participating with return investors BMW i Ventures, Maven Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and Y Combinator.

Dynamic Map Platform to Acquire Livonia Mapping Company Ushr Inc.

Dynamic Map Platform Co. Ltd. in Tokyo has agreed to acquire Livonia mapping company Ushr Inc., which will establish a single, enhanced platform for accelerated development and delivery of high-definition mapping solutions for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver-assistance systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Northrup Grumman Chairman Wesley Bush Joins GM’s Board of Directors

Wesley G. “Wes” Bush, chairman of Northrop Grumman Corp., has been elected to the General Motors Co. board. The announcement was made Monday. He is the 13th member of the GM board, 12 of whom are non-employee directors.

Survey: MMTC Helped Michigan Manufacturers Create, Retain Jobs, Sales

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, with its main office in Plymouth Township, helped create or retain more than 10,000 jobs and assisted in $251 million in new sales, according to the 2018 client impact survey conducted for the center by an independent third party, the Fors Marsh Group of Virginia.

It’s a Duesy

Gilmore Car Museum expects new Duesenberg exhibit to attract more visitors to Hickory Corner.