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Rob Stead and the Detroit AutoSens conference

Driven – Mobility Moment: Rob Stead, AutoSens Spring in Michigan means road construction. Yeah, it also means a new season of automobility-related conferences, where people gather to talk tech. From May 11th to the 16th, 2019, there will be three distinct events taking place here in Detroit, Southfield, and Ann Arbor, all focused on emerging autonomous vehicle technology. This ...

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Conquering the unknown is goal for kids at hackathon event

If the unknown is scary, perhaps it’s better to understand it rather than shun it. That’s what Alex Polonsky believes, anyhow. Polonsky, the founder of the Detroit Autonomous Vehicle Group, points to Elon Musk’s quote about artificial intelligence being the biggest existential threat to mankind when explaining why he started an autonomous vehicle hackathon for students. The more people that ...

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L. Brooks Patterson on the Fight for His Life, Denise Ilitch Sounds Off on HBO Report – Detroit News Watch

Southfield (Detroit News Watch) – If there’s one thing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is known for it’s putting up a good fight. Heaven knows the 80-year-old Republican leader has been at the forefront of many political battles. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson He’s determined to win his newest fight — one involving his health as Patterson appeared ...

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Students being tapped for automotive cybersecurity field

Today’s cars and trucks are loaded with technology, enabling drivers to touch screens for music, navigation, and communication, and helping ensure their safety on the road. With all these features come hundreds of millions of lines of code to make 21st century vehicles run. They also make vehicles moving targets for hackers. The annual SAE CyberAuto Challenge hopes to counter security ...

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Moving the Michigan mobility needle

During MICHauto’s 2019 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 29 at the Detroit Athletic Club, The Detroit News’ Daniel Howes moderated a discussion on industry collaboration between New Economy Initiative’s Pamela Lewis, Magna International’s Jim Tobin, and Ford X’s Kristin Welch. “I have the unique experience of working on the technology and OEM side,” said Welch in discussing the intersection between ...

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5 takeaways from Model D’s ReImagining Equitable Development event

Model D wrapped up our series on Equitable Development this past Saturday with a special event at Marygrove College called ReImagining Equitable Development. The day featured a mix of discussion and activities aimed at sparking productive dialogue about development and building skills related to getting better community benefits outcomes for local residents and stakeholders.   John Goldstein, founder of the ...

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