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Technology-related employment in Michigan grew by more than 12,000 new jobs in 2018 and the tech sector increased its contribution to the state’s economy, according to Cyberstates 2019, a new report published by the Illinois-based technology industry association CompTIA.
Toyota Motor Corp., which operates a large North American research and development center in Ann Arbor, says it will grant royalty-free licenses for nearly 24,000 patents it holds for electric vehicle technologies.
SAE International, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., and Toyota have formed the new Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) that will work to safely advance testing, pre-competitive development, and deployment of automated vehicles.
Aptiv, a Dublin, Ireland-based technology company which has its North American headquarters in Troy, has released its nuScenes open-source autonomous vehicle dataset to the public to further driverless vehicle research.
Vascular surgeon Dr. Yevgeniy Rits at DMC Harper Hospital is the first physician in Michigan to perform a new, non-surgical endovascular procedure for patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis.
Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen, which operates a large technical center in Farmington Hills, has acquired a 60 percent share of Netherlands’ mobility provider 2getthere to strengthen its position in the mobility-as-a-service and autonomous vehicle markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Cyber security concerns should be a factor as early as the design phase of software-based medical devices, according to the new “Cyber Security and Health IT Joint Security Plan” developed by the Washington, D.C.-based Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council.
Livonia-based Roush and FarmWise, a Silicon Valley-based startup, are collaborating to develop and test a dozen autonomous vegetable weeder prototypes in Michigan this year. Additional units will be added in 2020.
Detroit’s JACK Entertainment is selling its JACK Cincinnati Casino and its Turfway Park horseracing track in Florence, Ky. to Hard Rock International and VICI Properties for $780 million. The deal was announced today.
Saf-Gard Safety Shoe Co. of Greensboro, N.C. has acquired Redford Township-based Michigan Industrial Shoe and its affiliate Great Lakes Industrial Shoe from owners Mike and Lisa Girolami.