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2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road Review: Great for Playing in the Mud!

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road In Our Opinion: The 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road is the newest member of the automaker's TRD family. While the off-road capability is a given, we were taken back by how comfortable this RAV4 is on dry pavement. It was a pleasant surprise to discover this off-road rig was still pretty good in the city. Although we are not sold on the exterior styling, the interior is sharp and that makes up for it. Exterior Styling 74 Interior Layout 87 ...
Tags: Apple, Autos, Detroit Lions, Toyota, Epa, Detroit, Keith, Southeast Michigan, Amazon Alexa, Carl Anthony, Ryan Millen, Toyota Safety Sense, Test Drives, Midwest Automotive Media Association, Ally Jolie Baldwin Foundation, Detroit Working Writers

Ford to offer COVID-19 testing for symptomatic workers as part of reopening plan

Ford said Saturday it will test hourly and salaried employees with suspected COVID-19 symptoms in four metro areas where it has major operations as it prepares to reopen facilities this month. The automaker is expected to resume production and some operations at its North America facilities May 18. Aside from factory workers, Ford is also bringing back about 12,000 employees whose jobs cannot be done remotely such as vehicle testing and design. The company’s parts distribution centers reopened i...
Tags: TC, Washington, Tech, Chicago, Automotive, Ford, Transport, Automotive Industry, North America, Kansas City, Cto, Louisville, Henry Ford, Southeast Michigan, Beaumont Health, University of Chicago Medical Center

What’s Next for GM’s Other EV/AV Plant?

General Motors has tapped its no-longer-slated-for-mothballs Detroit-Hamtramck facility to spawn the automaker’s looming EV tsunami, but it isn’t the only Southeast Michigan plant with a forward-thinking mandate. Orion Assembly, home to a sparse Chevrolet product lineup, is already building electric and autonomous vehicles. While it’s a much less glamorous operation than what GM has in […] The post What’s Next for GM’s Other EV/AV Plant? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Bolt, EVs, Chevrolet Bolt, Southeast Michigan, News Blog, Detroit Hamtramck, Orion Assembly, Cruise AV, Chevrolet Bolt EUV

Ford Loosens Purse Strings, Showers Michigan With Cash

The $6 billion in funding promised in Ford Motor Company’s new four-year labor contract is starting to be seen and heard. Having secured a walletful of incentives from the state of Michigan, Ford is now promising about $1.45 billion and 3,000 new jobs for the Southeast Michigan area. Ford’s cash dump, announced Tuesday, will flow […] The post Ford Loosens Purse Strings, Showers Michigan With Cash appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Funding, AV, Ford Mustang, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles, EVs, Ford Motor Company, Ford Ranger, Southeast Michigan, Michigan Assembly Plant, News Blog, Ford F-150, Product Planning

Formation Flying In A Motorglider: We’re Going To Do What!?!

To anyone who doubts that the aviation community is, by and large, a close knit family of like-minded geeks, one must look no further than some of the grassroots events at their local airports.   Through a happy coincidence, I found myself at Livingston County’s Spencer J. Hardy Airport on a warm summer weekend to observe and photograph a Red Star Pilots Association formation flight training event hosted by Hangar 639.  The collection of aircraft at the event was vast ranging from motorglider...
Tags: Spotlight, Editorials, Italy, Aviation, Detroit, Faa, Van, Tuskegee, Blue Angels, Cessna, Howell, Southeast Michigan, Red Star, Schweizer, Tuskegee Airmen, Formation Flight

We’re Going To Do What!?! Formation Flying In A Motorglider

To anyone who doubts that the aviation community is, by and large, a close knit family of like-minded geeks, one must look no further than some of the grassroots events at their local airports.   Through a happy coincidence, I found myself at Livingston County’s Spencer J. Hardy Airport on a warm summer weekend to observe and photograph a Red Star Pilots Association formation flight training event hosted by Hangar 639.  The collection of aircraft at the event was vast ranging from motorglider...
Tags: Spotlight, Editorials, Italy, Aviation, Detroit, Faa, Van, Tuskegee, Blue Angels, Cessna, Howell, Southeast Michigan, Red Star, Schweizer, Tuskegee Airmen, Formation Flight

MedHealth Summit Brings Together Cross-Border Innovators and Experts

As the healthcare industry continues to undergo technology-driven changes, innovators in digital health and medical devices will gather in Detroit Thursday for a daylong conference.The MedHealth Summit, held at Ford Field’s Hall of Legends, will bring together experts and entrepreneurs from across Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario for a day of panel discussions, “investor speed dating,” and business matchmaking between various industry stakeholders. Online registration for the event is c...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Software, Innovation, Healthcare Industry, Biotech, Detroit, Digital Health, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Southeast Michigan, National blog main, Detroit blog main, Detroit top stories

Salt Creek Capital buys Beauchamp

Salt Creek Capital has acquired Brighton, Michigan-based Beauchamp Lawn & Snow Service Inc, a provider of commercial grounds maintenance services and residential landscaping services. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Woodside, California – January 9, 2019: Salt Creek Capital is pleased to announce the acquisition of the lawn and snow-related assets of Beauchamp Lawn & Snow Service, Inc. (Beauchamp), a leading provider of commercial grounds maintenance services and residential lan...
Tags: Trends, David, Detroit, San Francisco Bay Area, Company, Southeast Michigan, Woodside California, Salt Creek Capital, Creek Capital Salt Creek Capital, PE Deals, Salt Creek, Beauchamp, Brighton Michigan, Daniel Price, Brighton MI, Beauchamp Lawn Snow Service Inc

Partly-baked idea: Reorganize the ARRL Field Organization?

A couple of days ago, I got an email from a reader who was upset that his section manager (SM) had stated that he was not going to cooperate with one of the recently-elected division directors. Apparently, he was disappointed in the outcome of the election, and even though the director-elect extended an  olive branch, the SM said, “[I] will not support you” That got me to thinking about the section manager position and the ARRL Field Organization in general. The section manager (SM) is really ...
Tags: Radio, New Hampshire, Michigan, Southeast Michigan, ARRL, ARRL Field Organization, Red Cross the Salvation Army, Field Organization

Spending Some Time With Dennis​ Cholowski

from Max Bultman of The Athletic, It is, indeed, a big summer for the Red Wings’ top draft pick from 2016. At development camp in June, Red Wings director of player development Shawn Horcoff said he’d seen the defenseman progressing each year, and that he was looking forward to seeing him at training camp. That’s just weeks away now. Cholowski is paying his own way to live here right now, as he gets ready to challenge for a roster spot. It’s not cheap. In addition to an extended-stay ...
Tags: Sport, NHL, Red Wings, Southeast Michigan, Shawn Horcoff, Givani Smith, Michael Rasmussen, Dennis Cholowski, Cholowski, Max Bultman, Barwis Methods

Ford Invests In Future Technology, Local Neighborhoods With Purchase of Iconic Detroit Landmark

Ford Motor Company announced the acquisition of Michigan Central Station during a ceremony attended by employees, residents, city and state officials, and members of the media. Michigan Central Station, located in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, will serve as a hub for autonomous and electric vehicle design, as well as the development of urban mobility services, including – but not limited to – connected vehicles, infrastructure, and public transit. The announcement comes as the automaker celeb...
Tags: New York, Kentucky, Chicago, Ireland, Ford, Autos, Bill Ford, Detroit Lions, Michigan, Detroit, Amtrak, Cork, Henry Ford, Ann Arbor, Ford Motor Company, Corktown

Ford is betting big on Detroit

The Ford Motor Company now owns one of Detroit’s iconic buildings in the Michigan Central Station. The monumental building looms over Detroit’s oldest neighborhood. It’s long been a symbol of Detroit’s decay, and now it could become the symbol of Detroit’s revival, and Ford’s along with it. The building is set to become the anchor of Ford’s 1.2 million-square-foot campus in the Detroit neighborhood. The Michigan Central Station will house more than just Ford employees, though. The auto company s...
Tags: Amazon, TC, New York, Tech, General Motors, Chicago, Automotive, Ford, Gm, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Detroit, Amtrak, Dan Gilbert, Ann Arbor, Ford Motor Company

Airshow Review: Thunder Over Michigan

The annual Thunder Over Michigan Airshow, presented by Ypsilanti’s Yankee Air Museum, returned vintage and modern aircraft to the skies over Southeast Michigan this past Labor Day Weekend. Thunder Over Michigan is known worldwide as a premier warbird show, and the organizers have had success in recent years attracting modern jet teams to expand their traditional flying program of vintage fighters, bombers, and transport aircraft. This year’s edition was no different, as the U.S. Navy’s Blue Ang...
Tags: Navy, Toronto, Events, Spotlight, South Africa, Ford, Blues, Aviation, Michigan, Cleveland, Lockheed, Douglas, Bobby, Albert, Jim, Matt

Red Wings’ Community Outreach Bringing Detroit Back to Life

It’s no secret that Detroit is a struggling city. Maintaining consistently below the 85-percent national average for high-school graduates, Detroit needs every ounce of help the community can offer. The Ilitch family knows better than most the cost of living in a community holding on to its last lifeline—and few families have done more to help. The Detroit Red Wings, being a part of the Ilitch legacy, hold a unique place in the surrounding Detroit neighborhoods. With the purchase of the Detr...
Tags: Sport, Wings, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Salvation Army, Ilitch, Red Wings, Mike Ilitch, Jimmy Howard, Luke Glendening, Southeast Michigan, RedWings, Arthritis Foundation, Top Story

United Pacific/STREET RODDER Road Tour and Motor City Solutions Do The Woodward Dream Cruise

What started in 1995 as a way to raise money for a youth soccer field has become the largest one-day special-interest car event in the world. The Woodward Dream Cruise brings more than 1 million people and 40,000 special-interest vehicles to this stretch of Woodward Avenue, and the activities run from downtown Detroit to Pontiac. People from around the globe travel to Detroit for this event that takes place every year on the third Saturday of August. While that Saturday is officially the Dream C...
Tags: News, Ford, Detroit, Henry Ford, Pontiac, Jeff, Dearborn, Motor City, Southeast Michigan, Woodward Avenue, Michigan International Speedway, Taylor Michigan, Sherm, Piquette Avenue, Greenfield Village, Gilmore Car Museum

SouthEast Michigan area

I am in SouthEast Michigan area for now, anyone else?
Tags: Michigan, Weapon, Southeast Michigan

Special events this weekend (April 7-8, 2018)

There are a couple of special events happening this weekend, one that I’m personally involved with and one that a reader sent me…..Dan K0P commemorates first police radio communications Kenneth Cox and Robert L. Batts were the first to develop a successful land-mobile radio system for police communications. On April 7, 1928, the Detroit police department was the first in the U.S. to communicate with patrol cars via radio. This April 7, a group of Southeast Michigan amateur radio operators ...
Tags: Radio, Michigan, Party, Detroit, Cw, Special Events, Southeast Michigan, Issaquena, SSB, TERI, Sharkey, Operating, QSO Party, Belle Isle State Park, Dan K0P, Kenneth Cox

Regional authority asked to consider new transit tax plan

DETROIT (AP) — Wayne County Executive Warren Evans has asked a regional board to consider a new proposal to fund public transportation improvements. Evans presented a draft of the plan Thursday to the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan. He wants it to go before voters in November. The plan calls for a 1.5 mill […]
Tags: News, Ap, Evans, Detroit, Regional Transit Authority, Southeast Michigan, Nation & World, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans

Schurz Communications Acquires Online Tech, Plans National Expansion

Online Tech, an Ann Arbor, MI-based cloud computing company operating since 1994, has been acquired by Schurz Communications, a media conglomerate headquartered in Mishawaka, IN. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Online Tech, which also has data centers in Indianapolis and Kansas City, MO, is a pioneer in healthcare IT. The company specializes in compliance and security services, including disaster recovery, and data protection. Online Tech also operated the first HIPAA-audited cl...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Cloud Computing, Trends, Indianapolis, It, Software, Innovation, Data Centers, Kansas City, Detroit, Disaster Recovery, Ann Arbor, Acquisitions, HIPAA

Public comment sought on planning group’s work program

DETROIT (AP) — The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is inviting the public to comment on the organization’s fiscal year 2018-2019 work program. SEMCOG says the work program serves as the basis for all staff work, along with the work of transportation planning partners. It also is the foundation of grant applications, interagency financial pass-through […]
Tags: News, Ap, Detroit, Southeast Michigan, Nation & World, SEMCOG

Photos, Video Show Meteor Descending, Meteoroid Explosion Over Southeast Michigan

A large part of southeast Michigan saw a bright light and heard rolling thunder-type sounds around 8:15 p.m. EST Tuesday, phenomena caused by a meteoroid exploding over the state. The event was caught on camera by a large number of people, many of whom were not sure what it was they had seen. Since the whole incident — from the first appearance of the meteor to the meteoroid exploding in a fireball — lasted barely a few seconds, almost all the videos and photographs of it that were shared online...
Tags: News, Michigan, Southeast Michigan

Mahindra Opens Plant in Michigan to Make Off-Road SUV

India’s Mahindra has opened the first new automotive vehicle assembly plant in Southeast Michigan since Detroit’s Jefferson Jeep plant 25 years ago and, like Jeep, will start by producing an off-road vehicle. Longer-term plans include on-road vehicles including a compact pickup and SUV, perhaps under the Ssangyong South Korean brand that Mahindra bought in 2011. Another enticing idea: a premium electric supercar by Pininfarina, the Italian car designer that Mahindra bought in 2015. It would be y...
Tags: Elon Musk, News, India, Tesla, Ford, Michigan, Detroit, Hyundai, Kia, Scorpio, Pininfarina, Auburn Hills Michigan, U S Postal Service, Ann Arbor Michigan, PTO, SsangYong

U.P.’s Orbion Space Technology Wins $500K Accelerate Michigan Prize

Midtown Detroit hosted two events this week that are among the biggest in the Southeast Michigan startup community: the Michigan Venture Capital Association’s annual awards gala, and the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, where 36 early-stage tech companies competed for nearly $1 million in cash and prizes, including a $500,000 grand prize. Although both events have been around for a while, they felt more at home in Detroit this year, as if they were settled in and comfortable wi...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Vc, Software, Innovation, Venture Capital, Michigan, Detroit, Tpg Capital, Duo Security, Southeast Michigan, David Brophy, National blog main, Detroit blog main, Detroit top stories

WSU’s New Innovation Hub Aims to Boost Entrepreneurship, Engagement

David Tarver is many things: a former telecom engineer with Bell Labs who left to start his own born-in-the-basement company that later sold for $30 million, author of the book “Proving Ground,” founder of the Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative, a University of Michigan professor, and all-around booster and mentor for Southeast Michigan’s startup ecosystem. In July, he took on a new title: senior counselor to Wayne State University’s provost in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship....
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Innovation, Bell Labs, Detroit, University Of Michigan, WSU, Southeast Michigan, Wayne State University, Wayne State, Tarver, National blog main, National top stories, Detroit blog main, Detroit top stories

Michigan-Based Collaboration Focuses On Automated Vehicle Safety

( = || []).push({}); The Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) has announced what they deem a long-term partnership with the American Center for Mobility (ACM). The partnership is focused on the advancement of connected cars and automated driving. HATCI is one of ACM’s Founder sponsors and has contributed $5 million to support a “collaborative test environment” in Southeast Michigan. ACM, located at the historic Willow Run site in Ypsilanti Town...
Tags: Feature, Ford, Autos, Michigan, Las Vegas, Hyundai, Ann Arbor, American Center, Rick Snyder, Brussels Belgium, Ann Arbor Michigan, Detroit Michigan, Southeast Michigan, Hyundai Motor America, Car News, Carl Anthony

Hello from Southeast Michigan!

Hello! Nice to be here. I love Wilderness Survival or Bushcraft, forgotten skills, and anything to do with weaponry. Good to be here and I look forward to reading many posts. God bless and hello again!
Tags: Weapon, New Member Introduction, Southeast Michigan

Programs Seek to Connect Women to Startup Funding, STEM Careers

It’s been an especially good month to be a female entrepreneur in Southeast Michigan. Over the past four weeks, a new STEM initiative was announced; young women pursuing tech careers were awarded scholarships to help propel them toward a diploma; and tomorrow, a conference designed to encourage women-led startups with a social mission is being held in Detroit. Get a closer look at the news below. —Tomorrow, the Ford Motor Company Fund and the Michigan Women’s Foundation will launch Empowe...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Stem, Trends, It, Software, Innovation, Women In Tech, Detroit, STEM education, Gender Gap, Scholarships, Mentorship, Southeast Michigan, STEM careers

Mighty AI Opens Detroit Office to Pursue Auto Industry Customers

Mighty AI, a Seattle-based startup offering “training data as a service” for artificial intelligence applications, has opened a new office in Detroit. According to founder and CEO Matt Bencke, the company chose the location inside the Techstars Mobility headquarters to explore autonomous vehicle development prospects in Southeast Michigan. “We’ve been getting more automotive customers, and Detroit is the Motor City,” he explains. “We really believe in the future of autonomous navigation, ...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Software, Innovation, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Automotive Industry, Autonomous Vehicles, Seattle, Detroit, Foundry Group, Self-driving, Intel Capital, Spare5, Natural Language Processing

Ford claims its new CEO has deep ties to Silicon Valley — but the company still has a big self-driving-car problem (F)

Ford is showing it's serious about self-driving tech by naming Jim Hackett its new CEO, but whether Hackett can compete in the multi-million talent war for AI experts remains to be seen. Hackett has led Ford's Smart Mobility unit since it was formed in March 2016. The division was created as part of Ford's expansion into smart mobility services, which includes the development of autonomous vehicles and its car-sharing service GoDrive. Ford is touting Hackett's background and deep ties with Silic...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Samsung, Trends, General Motors, Mit, West, Ford, Gm, Bill Ford, Silicon Valley, Jim Harbaugh, Kpmg, West Coast, Morgan Stanley, Boeing

Hacking Health: What Does It Take to Build a Med Tech Ecosystem?

Regional healthcare organizations, IT experts, clinicians, and entrepreneurs will spend the weekend at TechTown Detroit for the third annual Hacking Health event, which is designed to break open silos and inspire new collaborations between med tech innovators on both sides of the Detroit River. Attendees of the weekend hackathon, hosted by TechTown and Ontario’s WEtech Alliance, will work together to create new apps facilitating patient-centric care and solutions to public health challeng...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, It, Devices, Innovation, Bill Ford, Detroit, Healthtech, University Of Michigan, Ontario, Rick Snyder, Washington University, Southeast Michigan, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System