Connected, Automated Vehicles Demonstrate Diverse Interconnectivity

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Advance Michigan and the Workforce Intelligence Network of Southeastern Michigan (WIN) recently announced a report entitled “Connected and Automated Vehicles Social Network Analysis” (CAV SNA), which indicates southeastern Michigan’s CAV network is growing, with 351 organizations identified as working within an intelligent transportation ecosystem, including automotive, software, legal, construction, manufacturing, government, and other industries.

The report also found nearly 1,400 relationships are already developed between these organizations, a sign that a healthy, collaborative climate is being fostered throughout the region. The analysis, which identifies key organizations that provide critical thinking regarding important initiatives in Michigan’s CAV sector, was developed by WIN, a collaborative effort between 10 community colleges and six Michigan Works! agencies to further workforce development in 16 Michigan counties.

According to the report, the most influential organizations in southeast Michigan’s connected and automated vehicles ecosystem are: General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., the University of Michigan, American Center for Mobility, and the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

“Identifying key players within the CAV space not only allows us to see who is already working together, but also who should be working together to leverage Southeast Michigan as a competitive mobility leader,” says Lisa Katz, executive director for WIN. “As regulations are still being determined within the sector, we are seeing more involvement from insurance companies and law firms. As such, ‘connectors’ are taking many forms as the CAV network continues to organically expand.”

A full copy of the report can be found here.

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