Race to Henry Ford Museum’s new Driving to Win exhibit

You don’t have to adore cars or racing to truly enjoy the latest exhibit to make its home at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, but if you do, then you’ll really love it. Appropriately nestled between the Heroes of the Sky and Driving America exhibits, you’ll find the new attraction, Driven to Win: Racing in

Race to Henry Ford Museum’s new Driving to Win exhibit2021-04-09T16:02:37-04:00

The first king of the horseless carriage in Detroit

Michigan has long been known as the automotive state. With innovators like Henry Ford and Ransom Olds, we are known around the world for our automobile manufacturing. One of the lesser-known entrepreneurs that played a role in Michigan's automotive history is an interesting man by the name of Charles Brady King. He was the first person to

The first king of the horseless carriage in Detroit2021-03-08T14:42:57-05:00

Is Michigan on its way to its first spaceport?

There’s no question that the Lake Huron shore is an incredible place to gaze at the stars, but could it also soon be reaching for them? That’s the plan, according to the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA), who has named the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport as its top candidate for a potential horizontal space launch site in Michigan. The

Is Michigan on its way to its first spaceport?2020-03-04T13:38:11-05:00

GAMIC semi-finals returning to Lawrence Tech

The 12th Annual Global Automotive and Mobility Innovation Challenge (GAMIC) semi-finals will take place in the Architectural Engineering Building on the campus of Lawrence Technological University on Thursday, February 27. GAMIC was created in 2008 out of a partnership between what is now SAE International and the MI Innovation Alliance. The purpose is to identify innovative companies

GAMIC semi-finals returning to Lawrence Tech2020-03-04T13:38:46-05:00

Three winners in Ford’s $250,000 Corktown Mobility Challenge

Last year Ford Motor Company issued a challenge in Indianapolis, Austin, Mexico City, and Detroit. The idea behind the City: One Mobility Challenge was to identify new ways to make it easier for people to get around. In Detroit, three winning proposals have now been identified and the groups behind them will share $250,000 in funding to

Three winners in Ford’s $250,000 Corktown Mobility Challenge2020-03-04T13:42:31-05:00

5 places to go if you’re missing Detroit’s auto show

For more than three decades, January has meant a return of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to Detroit. This year, the event is moving to June 13-20, and will take advantage of warmer weather to expand outside of the TCF Center, formerly Cobo Hall, to the streets of the Motor City. While the change presents

5 places to go if you’re missing Detroit’s auto show2020-03-04T13:52:50-05:00

Best Michigan car events left this season

To kids, summer ends when school starts, to others, Labor Day Weekend sounds the toll, but for car lovers, summer isn't really over until all of those delicate beauties who only make appearances on warm, sunny days, return to storage, garages, and under covers. Fortunately, that typically means making it all the way through summer (September 22

Best Michigan car events left this season2020-03-04T15:08:37-05:00

Labor movement has deep roots in Michigan

These days for most people, Labor Day means a last long look at summer. Jazz fills the air in Detroit and thousands of people take a stunningly beautiful stroll across the Mackinac Bridge. Boats leave their docks with swimmers aboard and skiers behind. Barbecues and picnics can be found in backyards and parks around the state. People

Labor movement has deep roots in Michigan2020-03-04T15:08:54-05:00

Waymo to open self-driving car facility in Metro Detroit

Whether we’re psychologically ready for it or not, the next phase of automotive mobility will come in the form of self-driving vehicles. From Ford’s commitment to its new Corktown campus to GM’s $100 million plan to roll out self-driving Chevy Volts, to the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run, it’s clear that Michigan is poised to

Waymo to open self-driving car facility in Metro Detroit2020-03-04T14:46:59-05:00

Final round of Mobility Challenge grants awarded

Last July during the Mackinac Policy Conference, then governor Rick Snyder announced an $8 million Michigan Mobility Challenge. The program is designed to encourage public-private partnerships in the design and implementation of innovative mobility services utilizing emerging technologies to solve mobility gaps for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans. Yesterday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer was on hand at

Final round of Mobility Challenge grants awarded2020-03-04T14:47:37-05:00

Detroit auto show to include mobility job fair

When the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) returns to Cobo Center later this month, it will include more opportunities than simply shopping for a new ride. As the industry evolves into a higher-tech mobility-oriented field, a new pool of talent with different knowledge and skills will be required. In response, this year's auto show will also

Detroit auto show to include mobility job fair2020-03-04T14:48:41-05:00

Ford Introduces hybrid vehicle for police use

Speed and safety are integral when it comes to police vehicles. The latest addition to the Ford Motor Company lineup, the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility includes a variety of features to keep officers safe, yet effective, and with some cost-saving opportunities to make taxpayers happy. One of the new model’s most exciting improvements is the option of

Ford Introduces hybrid vehicle for police use2020-03-04T14:49:14-05:00

Cadillac headquarters to return to Motor City

Following a trend of ongoing good news for Detroit’s automotive sector, Cadillac is relocating its headquarters to the Motor City, or more accurately, to Warren. News of the decision was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, and has since been confirmed. GM’s luxury brand moved its headquarters to New York City four years ago. While the move

Cadillac headquarters to return to Motor City2020-03-04T14:42:31-05:00

Ford announces new Detroit-based autonomous vehicle company

Last month Ford Motor Company made headlines around the nation with its purchase of the Michigan Central Station. As the rehabilitation of the once abandoned, yet beloved building, is underway, talk has turned to what else the company has in store for its Corktown campus. Some of that speculation has been answered with the announcement today that

Ford announces new Detroit-based autonomous vehicle company2020-03-04T14:45:42-05:00

Detroit auto show moving from January to June

In many ways, it's difficult to imagine January in Detroit without journalists and aficionados from around the world descending upon the Motor City to investigate, contemplate, and celebrate the automotive industry. Yet, in 2020, January will move over and make way for June to play host to a completely reinvented North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The

Detroit auto show moving from January to June2020-03-04T14:36:16-05:00

Jeep rolls out new loyalty program

Once upon a time, vehicle brand loyalty was tied very much to the human side of the car business, especially here in Michigan. If your dad worked for Ford, you bought Ford. If you liked your saleswoman at the Dodge dealership, you went back to her to buy or lease another Dodge. As time has gone on,

Jeep rolls out new loyalty program2020-03-04T14:31:12-05:00

Ford Mustang Is world’s best-selling sports coupe

There is a lot of pride at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant, and with good reason. Mustangs have been rolling off the line there since July of 2014, and the response has never been better. Global demand for the new 2018 model has driven Ford Mustang to its third straight year as the best-selling sports coupe in

Ford Mustang Is world’s best-selling sports coupe2020-03-04T14:25:22-05:00

Future engineers to descend on Detroit for World Robotics Championship

Playing with LEGO® building blocks and creating robots are activities that have delighted kids for decades, but underneath the fun, there are important practical skills to be learned. The aptitudes developed are in the coveted STEM (science, technology, engineering, and match) realm, and can provide a foundation for careers of the future. That’s what makes it so

Future engineers to descend on Detroit for World Robotics Championship2020-03-04T14:27:42-05:00

Ford returns the movie star Mustang to the public eye

Movie fans and car aficionados often unite when it comes to their feelings about a certain Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT fastback. The car was driven by Steve McQueen in what many consider the greatest car chase scene in movie history through the streets of San Francisco in Bullitt. Back then cars that appeared in movies

Ford returns the movie star Mustang to the public eye2020-03-04T14:19:50-05:00

8 other ways to enjoy Detroit during the auto show

It’s time once again for the North American International Auto Show, which will take the Motor City by storm January 20th-28th. Cars are of course the stars of this annual extravaganza, but with the ever-changing cityscape of Detroit, it is also a phenomenal time to explore the metropolis. Here are 8 ways to make the most of your

8 other ways to enjoy Detroit during the auto show2020-03-04T14:21:05-05:00
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