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Rivian’s R1T electric pickup

Plymouth’s Rivian Announces $350 Million Investment from Cox Automotive in Atlanta

Rivian, an electric vehicle manufacturer based in Plymouth Township, has received an equity investment of $350 million from global automotive publishing and services company Cox Automotive, which is headquartered in Atlanta. In addition to the...
army vehicles

Mettle Ops in Sterling Heights Wins $20M, Three-Year Army Contract to Increase Vehicle Protection

Sterling Heights-based defense contractor Mettle Ops has won a $20 million, three-year contract from Warren’s U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Center Ground Vehicle Systems Center focusing on protection technologies for tracked and wheeled ground...
cloud technology

Cloud Distributor Telegration in Clawson Acquired by AppSmart in San Francisco

Telegration Inc., a Clawson-based distributor of connectivity and cloud services, has been acquired by San Francisco’s AppSmart, a provider of business-to-business technology services. Telegration was founded in 1990 and is a master agent providing customers...
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Report: Automated Safety Features Helping to Prevent Automotive Crashes

A study conducted by General Motors Co. and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in Ann Arbor shows that active safety, driver assistance, and advanced headlighting features are making a significant impact in...

Henry Ford Innovations Teams with Detroit’s Semita to Develop Software for Specialty Pharmacies

Detroit-based Henry Ford Innovations, part of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, is working with Semita, a healthcare software company also headquartered in the Motor City, to market a software application for specialty pharmacies worldwide. The...

Sound Mind

Brazilian divisions of Ford and the GTB agency create a potentially life-saving cap for truckers.

U-M Business School Plans Initiative to Address Growing Workforce Gap in Fintech Sector

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor is launching a new program in partnership with Chicago-based PEAK6 Investments to prepare students for careers in the rapidly growing fintech sector. The primary...
Bosch 48V battery cell

Bosch, China’s CATL to collaborate on 48V battery cells to Accelerate Electrification

Bosch, a German-based automotive supplier with a major presence in the metro Detroit area, is collaborating with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. to supply battery cells for Bosch's 48-volt battery system globally. The lithium-ion...
Mackinac Bridge

MSU Researchers Monitoring Bridge Safety with Wireless Sensors

Researchers from Michigan State University in East Lansing and Washington University in St. Louis are teaming up to help solve the problem of the many deteriorating bridges across the country. The investigators are testing wireless...
Shawn Xu

U-M Researchers Discover Receptor Protein That Detects Cold

Researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor have identified a receptor protein that organisms – from tiny worms to humans – use to sense cold. The findings, published in late August in the...