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US Probes Ford Pickup Tailgates Opening Unexpectedly « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. safety regulators are trying to figure out why the power tailgates on some Ford F-Series pickup trucks can open unexpectedly while the trucks are moving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into thousands of F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks from the 2017 model year. The agency says In documents posted Wednesday that ...

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Startup accelerator program for underrepresented founders comes to Detroit

Detroit’s startup scene has seen spectacular growth the past few years. This year, we wrote about some of the companies we’re most excited about. If recent news is any indication, national funders are excited as well.  Backstage Capital, a firm that has invested millions of dollars in startups lead by women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders, launched an accelerator program ...

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Why this Detroiter is building an ADA-compliant community treehouse

A blue sign stands in the middle of the land located at 223 Manistique Street on Detroit’s eastside. Written in white, it reads “Manistique Kids Community Treehouse.” Grazed by the first fallen leaves of autumn, a maple and cottonwood tree stretch out from the ground, high above the neighboring homes and into the cloudy afternoon sky. Across the street sits ...

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These programs are training Detroit’s minority residents in development

As a real estate attorney with Dykema Gossett PLLC, Chase L. Cantrell helped usher through some of the biggest Detroit developments in that tricky window between the country’s 2008 economic recession and the city’s 2013 declaration of bankruptcy. Developments like The Auburn in Midtown and downtown’s Broderick Tower were just hints of the current development wave now experienced throughout Detroit’s ...

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Honda Teams Up With GM On Self-Driving Cars « Detroit News Watch

(CNN Money) — Honda and General Motors are teaming up to create a new generation of fully autonomous vehicles. Honda will invest $2 billion over 12 years into GM’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary, Cruise. GM and Cruise have been building and developing self-driving versions of GM’s Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car with plans to deploy a fleet of them for public ...

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Calls intensify to eliminate bail in Wayne County and country

Being unable to pay bail can be an incredibly disruptive event. The psychological effects of being locked up, potentially facing criminal charges, are bad enough. But if someone is fired because they miss work, it can set an already financially insecure person back for a long time.  That’s why The Bail Project exists. This national effort helps poor people navigate ...

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