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Verizon and Honda want to use 5G and edge computing to make driving safer

Honda and Verizon are researching how 5G and mobile edge computing might improve safety for today’s connected vehicles and the future’s autonomous ones.  The two companies, which announced the partnership Thursday, are piloting different safety scenarios at the University of Michigan’s Mcity , a test bed for connected and autonomous vehicles. The aim of the venture is to study how 5G connectivity coupled with edge computing could allow for faster communication between cars, pedestrians an...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Verizon, Fcc, China, Tech, Automotive, United States, Self-driving Cars, Honda, 5g, University Of Michigan, Mcity, Autonomous Driving, Mec, Peebles


The Station: Uber’s new battles in the UK, Lucid Motors’ second life plans and Cruise acquires Voyage

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. Before I forget, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the newsletter, if you’re interested in attending our upcoming early-stage conference. I have a gift for you. Um, there is ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Uber, Europe, Florida, UK, New York, Supreme Court, Microsoft, California, La, Ipo, Germany, Los Angeles, San Francisco


Ford expands robotics research into $75 million U-M facility

Ford Motor Company will be embedding 100 of its researchers and engineers in a new $75 million robotics and mobility facility on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. This is not the first collaboration between the automaker and the university. Ford is UM’s single largest corporate donor and the two entities have previously teamed up to open the UM Ford Center for Autonomous Vehicles. But this is the first time Ford is co-locating part of its team on a university campus. Ford clarified ...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mcity, Ford Motor Company, Atlanta Georgia, Ford CTO, Robotics Institute, Alec Gallimore, Ken Washington, Ford Center for Autonomous Vehicles


Ford expands robotics research with $75 million U-M facility

Ford Motor Company will be embedding 100 of its researchers and engineers in a new $75 million robotics and mobility facility on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. This is not the first collaboration between the automaker and the university. Ford is UM’s single largest corporate donor and the two entities have previously teamed up to open the UM Ford Center for Autonomous Vehicles. But this is the first time Ford is co-locating part of its team on a university campus. Ford clarified ...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mcity, Ford Motor Company, Atlanta Georgia, Ford CTO, Robotics Institute, Alec Gallimore, Ken Washington, Ford Center for Autonomous Vehicles


Ford expands robotics research into $75 million University of Michigan facility

Ford Motor Company will be embedding 100 of its researchers and engineers in a new $75 million robotics and mobility facility on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. This is not the first collaboration between the automaker and the university. Ford is UM’s single largest corporate donor and the two entities have previously teamed up to open the UM Ford Center for Autonomous Vehicles. But this is the first time Ford is co-locating part of its team on a university campus. Ford clarified ...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Michigan, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mcity, Ford Motor Company, Atlanta Georgia, Ford CTO, Robotics Institute, Alec Gallimore, Ken Washington


Jeep's facing the first official requests to drop the Cherokee name nearly 50 years after launching the SUV

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Jeep Jeep has used the Cherokee name on the Jeep Cherokee since 1974. Chuck Hoskin Jr., Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, said he wants the name changed. He told Car and Driver it's time for corporations "to retire Native American names" from products. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Jeep has been building the Cherokee SUV since the 1970s, but nearly 50 years later, there's a chance it could soon be called something else...
Tags: Transportation, US, America, Trends, United States, New York Times, Autos, The New York Times, Kansas City Chiefs, Oklahoma, Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Clinton


A look at the soaring valuations of Rivian and Cruise with transportation VC Reilly Brennan

Reilly Brennan loves cars. The native Michigander happily did grunt work for an automotive magazine as an undergrad at the University of Michigan before landing a gig as a trackside communications manager at General Motors, spending a few years as an editor and a general manager with an automotive publisher called NextScreen, then becoming a programming director for AOL’s automotive properties. His next role would be on the West Coast, as executive director of an automotive research program at S...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Stanford, China, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Automotive, Aol, Gm, Kate, West Coast, Mitsubishi, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Ford Motor Company


How To Get The Most Affordable Michigan Car Insurance

Michigan has the highest average car insurance rates, sitting at $2,693 per year. The state’s minimum car insurance requirements include personal injury protection, property protection insurance, and residual liability insurance.In efforts to lower car insurance rates, Michigan’s auto insurance laws will undergo a no-fault reform this July 2, 2020. Michigan’s top-rated car insurance providers include State Farm, GEICO, Progressive, and Auto-Owners Insurance. Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog a...
Tags: Maine, Autos, Medicare, Michigan, Detroit, Medicaid, Progressive, State Farm, Fiat Chrysler, University Of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Standard Poor, Moody, GEICO, Auto Insurance


‘Adulting’: How Millennials Are Shaping Auto Trends Part II

We’ve heard all the adages about millennials before. They’re entitled. They constantly need praise in order to be motivated. They whine about wanting to work remotely. They switch jobs too often. They live in their parents’ basements and can’t stand on their own two feet. Their lives take place as much online as they do in honest-to-goodness “real” life. They demand instant gratification, want everything online, and are oddly enamored with brunch. Millennials (also known as Gen Y) get a bad r...
Tags: America, Auto Industry, Millennials, Car Buying, Autos, Gen Y, Rideshare, Wall Street Journal, Trend, Ridesharing, Boomers, Gig Economy, University Of Michigan, Industry News, Gallup, Millennial


Flying taxis could be more efficient than gas and electric cars on long-distance trips

Flying cars definitely sound cool, but whether they’re actually a good idea is up for debate. Fortunately they do seem to have some surefire benefits, among which you can now count improved efficiency — in theory, and on long trips. But it’s something! Air travel takes an enormous amount of energy, since you have to lift something heavy into the air and keep it there for a good while. This is often faster but rarely more efficient than ground transportation, which lets gravity do the hard work. ...
Tags: Gadgets, Transportation, Science, Tech, Automotive, Flying Cars, University Of Michigan, Vtol, Hexa, Flying Taxis, Noah Furbush, So University of Michigan


Researchers teach self-driving cars to predict pedestrians’ next moves

University of Michigan researchers are developing a system that teaches self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement. Humans don't always act in their own best self-interest, so autonomous cars will need to practice protective driving. The post Researchers teach self-driving cars to predict pedestrians’ next moves appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Neural Networks, University Of Michigan, Pedestrian Detection


Fusion Coolant Systems Snags $8M Series C, Plans to “Hit Go Button”

Fusion Coolant Systems, the Canton, MI-based industrial tech startup spun out of the University of Michigan, has raised an $8 million Series C funding round. The investment was led by Material Impact, a Boston venture capital firm, and Michigan Capital Advisors, with participation from existing investors, including U-M’s Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups (MINTS), Amherst Fund, and Invest Michigan.“This is growth capital,” says Steve Skerlos, Fusion Coolant founder and CEO. The comp...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Boston, Trends, Vc, Automotive, Innovation, Venture Capital, Michigan, Manufacturing, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Canton, National blog main, Boston blog main, National top stories


Lease, own or subscribe? Carma wants to jump-start the car-as-a-service market

The way we get around is changing fast. Between ride services, on-demand car sharing and other methods to have a car only when you need it, owning one is getting less and less compelling. A new startup called Carma offers a happy medium for those who want the convenience of owning a car without the hassle of, well, owning a car. Instead, you just subscribe to it. Carma launched publicly today at the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018. Its system is more flexible than a lease, c...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Apps, Tech, Canada, Automotive, Battlefield, Disrupt, University Of Michigan, Reda, Carma, Disrupt SF ’18, Azarias Reda, Fontinalis Kybba Right Side Capital, IDV


Can We Trust Autonomous Cars? AutoSens Detroit Examines Critical Concerns, Underscores Great Needs

What is an autonomous car? It seems easy enough – a vehicle that operates itself – but a recent study found some confusion. Fewer than half correctly identified an autonomous vehicle as one controlled entirely by autonomous technology. About 40 percent believed it was a half and half approach: the car had autonomous technology but could still be operated by a human. Around 11 percent said it was still fully controlled by a human, just with a few extra features like self-park or blind spot monito...
Tags: Los Angeles, Tesla, Editorials, Autos, Chrysler, Detroit Lions, Jaguar Land Rover, Detroit, Lake, University Of Michigan, Chrysler Pacifica, Cohen, Motor City, Detroit Michigan, San Jose California, Wayne State University


Autonomous Driving Discussions Peak In Detroit As AutoSens Returns

AutoSens, a global summit on autonomous driving, is underway in Detroit, Michigan. Following a successful outing at AutoSens Brussels, organizers have returned to the Motor City for the second time with a robust itinerary meant to facilitate discussions around the future of mobility. AutoSens covers nearly every aspect of autonomous driving, from the supply chain, infrastructure, and engineering challenges, to legal, financial, and ethical considerations. Collaboration & Creativity Attendees, ...
Tags: Events, Tesla, Autos, Detroit Lions, Jaguar Land Rover, Brussels, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Chrysler Pacifica, Motor City, Detroit Michigan, Detroit Institute of Arts, Wayne State University, Stead, Lincoln MKZ, Carl Anthony


Global Summit On Autonomous Driving Returns To Detroit

AutoSens, a global summit on autonomous driving, is returning to Detroit, Michigan starting on May 15th. Attendees, speakers, sponsors, and participants will leverage each other’s expertise during the event, which includes autonomous vehicle demonstrations, technical sessions, a full panel of expert speakers, and dozens of networking opportunities. The event will happen May 15th through the 17th at the Michigan Science Center near the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Charles H. Wright Museum of...
Tags: Autos, Detroit Lions, Jaguar Land Rover, Michigan, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Advisory Board, Detroit Michigan, Detroit Institute of Arts, Wayne State University, Stead, Car News, Carl Anthony, Future Of Transportation, Michigan Science Center, HopCat


Playboy Article: Detroit is “Silicon Valley of Smart Mobility Tech”

We’ve all heard the cliche about reading Playboy only for its articles, but it turns out that the magazine really does have some stellar reporting. On Monday, Playboy posted an article that brings some validation to southeast Michigan’s role in the development of autonomous vehicles. Titled “Detroit is Becoming the Silicon Valley of Smart Mobility Tech,” the article details Detroit’s efforts to pivot from brawn to brains. Earlier in the decade, many people in the tech world assumed Detroi...
Tags: Startups, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Software, Automotive, Innovation, Playboy, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Mobility, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Mcity, Toyota Research Institute, National blog main


Students Role-play Autonomous Driving Tragedy Before Automakers Have To

Graduate students from the University of Michigan are currently engaged in a twisted role-playing game, where they attempt to cope with the media backlash following various failures of self-driving cars. The exercise is intended to help them understand the pitfalls associated with autonomous tech and how to best respond when it goes terribly awry — something automakers […] The post Students Role-play Autonomous Driving Tragedy Before Automakers Have To appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Disaster, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, University Of Michigan, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, Autonomous Tech, Self-drivings cars


Autonomous Pizza Delivery? The Future Is Here!

( = || []).push({}); Autonomous driving, if perfected, represents a major societal advancement. Should we arrive at this proposed future, it may mean the end of traffic accidents, better infrastructure, and reduced emissions. It might also forever change the future of pizza delivery. Domino’s Pizza and Ford Motor Company are partnering to examine how self-driving cars impact pizza delivery. The collaboration will analyze consumer reactions in an attempt ...
Tags: Feature, Usa, Ford, Autos, Car Tech, Domino, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mcity, Ford Motor Company, Weiner, Ann Arbor Michigan, Detroit Michigan, Christopher Taylor, Car News, Carl Anthony


The next stop for the driverless bus is the University of Michigan

Students and staff at the University of Michigan will soon be getting around campus on a driverless shuttle bus. The free service starts in the fall and will use two buses built by French firm Navya. The post The next stop for the driverless bus is the University of Michigan appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Michigan, Autonomous Cars, Self-driving, University Of Michigan, Driverless, Mcity, University of, Navya


The next stop for the driverless shuttle bus is the University of Michigan

Students and staff at the University of Michigan will soon be getting around campus on a driverless shuttle bus. The free service starts in the fall and will use two buses built by French firm Navya. The post The next stop for the driverless shuttle bus is the University of Michigan appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Michigan, Autonomous Cars, University Of Michigan, Driverless, Mcity, University of, Navya


Navya driverless shuttles to begin ferrying University of Michigan students this fall

 Navya will deploy two of its driverless multi-passenger shuttles this fall at the University of Michigan, moving students autonomously between Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex and its Lurie Engineering Center across a two-mile route. The 15-passenger vehicles are being deployed in conjunction with Mcity, the University of Michigan-led partnership with autonomous private… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Michigan, University Of Michigan, Navya, North Campus Research Complex, Lurie Engineering Center


Ford Names Jim Hackett As CEO, Announces Global Business Strategies

( = || []).push({}); Ford Motor Company has named Jim Hackett as its Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The announcement comes as Ford emphasized “key global leadership changes in an effort to strengthen core automotive business and capitalize on emerging opportunities.” Although no management changes materialized, General Motors echoed similar sentiments last week when it announced a shifting in its international markets. “We’re moving from ...
Tags: Feature, Africa, Americas, General Motors, Asia Pacific, Ford, Autos, Bill Ford, Mark Fields, Jim Harbaugh, Announcements, Boeing, Consumer Electronics Show, University Of Michigan, Ford Motor Company, Lisa


Seeking Transformation, Ford Names Jim Hackett CEO

When he was named CEO in 2014, Mark Fields was hailed as an industry visionary who wanted to turn the Ford Motor Company rapidly into a mobility-services juggernaut, leading the pack of traditional automakers into a new future built on ride-sharing, self-driving automobiles, connected and electric cars. With the automaker lagging in those areas, the 28-year Ford veteran won’t get that chance after the company’s board, seemingly led by Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr., has accepted his resign...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, Strategy, CMO, Automotive, Ford, Innovation, Bill Ford, Mark Fields, Jim Harbaugh, Connected Cars, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, R&D


ChargePoint is ready for flying EVs

 Yesterday I wrote about a poll conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan that found people were interested in flying cars if they were autonomous, shared and electric. As soon as I posted that, I found an email in my inbox saying that ChargePoint and Uber Elevate, among others at the recent conference on flying vehicles, had partnered to prepare for just that exact scenario. Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Michigan, Flying Cars, GreenTech, Car Sharing, University Of Michigan, University of, Chargepoint, Uber Elevate


1910 Hudson joins Seal Cove trove

1910 Hudson Touring Car. Images courtesy Seal Cove Auto Museum. Seal Cove Auto Museum, on the spectacular Maine coast, occupies a unique place at the juncture of automotive history and the research of human life. Back in 1909, the Hudson Motor Car Company began operations, with Roscoe B. Jackson eventually rising to the helm of the firm. Jackson knew a good thing when he spotted it, and began taking summers on Mount Desert Island, in the waters off Seal Cove, frequently with Edsel Ford. Both g...
Tags: Europe, Harvard, Maine, Ford, Autos, Jackson, Hudson, University Of Michigan, University of Maine, Mount Desert Island, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Daily, Museums And Collections, Bar Harbor Maine, Brass Cars And Horseless Carriages, Brass-era


GM’s Maven starts offering one-way car sharing

 GM’s Maven has begun rolling out one-way car sharing for its members in Ann Arbor and Detroit, letting users pick up vehicles and use to them to get between Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan, and between Detroit and the Detroit Metro airport. The one-way service is a big advantage for car sharing services, since it means users don’t have to worry about planning their… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Gm, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor


From ACM Tech News: Cars talking, implants use wi-fi, AI

Here’s another selection of items from the Association of Computing Machinery’s ACM Tech News. A lot of modern computing relies on wireless technology, i.e. radio. If you’re thinking of getting involved in any of these wireless technologies, it would be an advantage for you to get an amateur radio license. The first article below discussses how cars could wirelessly network with one another to avoid crashes. The second discusses how implanted medical can use Bluetooth to connect to external syst...
Tags: Bluetooth, China, Computers, Radio, Automotive, Brazil, Wifi, Ai, Baidu, University Of Michigan, UW, Xu, Association of Computing Machinery, Peng, Everything Else


Back to school: Ford engineers will work at new University of Michigan robotics lab

Ford will begin sending engineers to work at the University of Michigan in the coming months as a prelude to the opening of a new robotics lab the carmaker will share with the university. The post Back to school: Ford engineers will work at new University of Michigan robotics lab appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Ford, Self-driving Cars, University Of Michigan


Expecting a productivity increase from your self-driving car? Think again

Self-driving cars may increase safety and mobility, but occupant productivity gains aren't likely anytime soon, say University of Michigan researchers. Driver perception, motion sickness, and safety issues must be addressed first. The post Expecting a productivity increase from your self-driving car? Think again appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Productivity, Business, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, University Of Michigan, Motion Sickness, Self-Driving Vehicles, Driverless Vehicles



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