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GMC Offers New Off-Road Performance Upgrade for Sierra AT4

GMC is offering a new factory installed off-road performance package for its 2019 Sierra AT4 that adds 15 horsepower, and 9 ft.-lb. or torque to the standard model.

Bosch to Reveal ‘Revolutionary’ Keyless Entry App at Consumer Electronics Show

The Bosch Automotive Electronics division, based in Plymouth, will unveil what it calls a “revolutionary” smartphone app-based keyless entry system at the Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas.

BAE Systems, General Dynamics Finalists for New U.S. Army Combat Vehicle

Sterling Heights-based BAE Systems and General Dynamics are finalists in the U.S. Army’s selection process to produce a new light tank for its Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Each company has been awarded $376-million contracts, and each will provide 12 prototypes.

Spartan Motors Acquires Florida’s Strobes-R-Us Upfit Services Company

Spartan Motors Inc. of Charlotte has acquired Strobes-R-Us Inc., a Florida-based provider of upfit services for government and non-government vehicles. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Snyder Lauds Low 3.9% Jobless Rate, Other Economic Successes

Gov. Rick Snyder is taking credit for eight years of job creation during his administration capped by Wednesday’s report that Michigan’s unemployment rate in November remained at 3.9 percent.

Ally Financial, Big Sean Join Forces to Support Top Young Entrepreneurs

Detroit-based Ally Financial is launching Moguls in the Making — a competition designed to increase diversity of thought in the workplace, and find the best and brightest young entrepreneurs across the country — together with Detroit native, entertainer, and entrepreneur Big Sean, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Troy’s Protean Electric Joins Multi-continental Effort to Produce In-wheel Motors for Intelligent Connected Vehicles

Troy-based Protean Electric Ltd. has joined two international companies to develop and manufacture in-wheel motors for the next generation of intelligent connected vehicles.

$5.4M Redevelopment Project to Add Residential Housing in Detroit Neighborhood

Jefferson East Inc., a community-based neighborhood nonprofit, and Shelborne Development say they will breathe new life into two long-vacant buildings on Marlborough Street in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood with a $5.4 million redevelopment project that is expected to be finished by next fall.

Auburn Hills’ Henniges Automotive to Open Technical and Innovation Center in Czech Republic

Auburn Hills-based Henniges Automotive, a global supplier of sealing and anti-vibration systems, will open a new technical and innovation center in the Czech Republic next year it says will strengthen its R&D in the region.

New Football Helmet from Detroit’s Xenith Debuts at World Bowl

When the top high school football players from around the globe step onto the Azul Stadium field in Mexico City for the Pro Football Hall of Fame World Bowl on Dec. 22 they will be equipped with the latest helmet from Detroit-based Xenith LLC.