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Why collaboration is critical in the era of mobility

Is mobility about new and innovative ways to move people, goods, and services, or is it about a need for speed? For Kevin Mull, director of connected mobility solutions at Bosch, it’s a little of both. Getting to market quickly is important, and some of the biggest players in the automotive industry are developing a collaborative framework by partnering with ...

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Detroit homeless court changes lives for its defendants

Going to court can be a harrowing experience. The stakes often involve matters of great importance — life, freedom, financial security — and nerves are high for everyone involved.  But that’s not the case at Street Outreach Court Detroit (SOCD). A specialty court of the 36th District Court, the atmosphere at a session of SOCD feels more like a graduation ...

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At Least 3,000 GM Workers Face Layoffs « Detroit News Watch

General Motors hoped at least 7,000 white-collar workers would sign up by noon Monday for a buyout offer, but managers told employees last week that it was likely to fall short, raising the prospect of significant layoffs, according to reports. The number volunteering for the offer is likely be closer to 4,000 based on estimates by an actuary, some GM ...

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VW Wants to Storm Car Market With Cheaper Electric Model « Detroit News Watch

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen intends to invest $50 billion in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry — and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more accessible to mass-market auto buyers by selling its new I.D. compact for about what a Golf diesel costs. The investment plans for the next five years aim to make ...

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Ford Recalls 40K Vehicles For Safety Issues « Detroit News Watch

Ford issued four separate recalls for different issues on Friday morning covering about 40,000 vehicles. Here’s a look at what’s being recalled: Select 2018 Ford Explorer vehicles with 2.3-liter or 3.5-liter GTDI engines for a misassembled fuel pressure sensor Ford is issuing a recall for approximately 160 select 2018 Ford Explorer vehicles with 2.3-liter or 3.5-liter GTDI engines for a ...

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New statewide program both feeds and educates Michigan students through locally-grown food

Earlier this year, a rainbow of fresh, Michigan-grown carrots surprised children and delighted dining services staff at Battle Creek elementary schools. “Although they see carrots all the time, there were kids who had never seen the other part of a carrot,” says Michelle Morrissey, dining services director for the Battle Creek Public Schools, about the leafy green stem that grows ...

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How Michigan’s age-friendly communities are making health more accessible to seniors

This article is part of State of Health, a series examining health disparities, how they affect Michigan’s children and seniors, and the innovative solutions being developed to address them. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.   Senior citizenhood presents new challenges for everyone. But for Lansing resident Dave Devinney, those challenges were almost insurmountable. ...

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