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Autonomous vehicles will impact the environment, but how?

As the Detroit region leads the charge in electric, connected, and autonomous vehicle innovation, environmental stakeholders are asking questions about how a radically new way of moving people, goods, and services will impact the environment.

Phil Bertolini

How connected and autonomous vehicles will change your life for the better

By improving safety and efficiency of transportation, mobility has the potential to change lives for the better. In addition to offering more options for getting around, mobility will spur a big rethink about how we operate in cities, suburbs, and rural areas.

University of Michigan

Self-driving security: How Detroit leads the way in automotive cybersecurity

The burgeoning world of connected and autonomous vehicles provides hackers a plethora of lucrative opportunities, ranging from stealing credit card information from a vehicle to abusing vehicle-to-infrastructure systems to break into a car owner's garage or house. Fortunately, there are many in Metro Detroit's automotive cybersecurity sector who are working feverishly to prepare defenses against such attacks.

Michelle DíSouza

Unified Business Technologies emphasizes women in traditionally male jobs

Michelle D’Souza is the President and CEO of Unified Business Technologies in Troy, a multi-faceted company that spans a number of different industries, including information technologies, manufacturing, engineering, and construction. One of the secrets to her success is hiring the right people, even if they don't have the "right" education or experience. 

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Oakland County supports development of innovative autonomous vehicle network pilot program

Oakland County is seeking bids from providers who have the ability to plan, build, deploy and maintain a pilot connected autonomous vehicle network that would ultimately make driving safer at no cost to taxpayers.

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ZeroBase brings renewable energy to areas in need all over the world

Ferndale-based ZeroBase Energy was established in 2009 with the vision of making cleaner sources of energy more accessible to those most in need. 

OneStream President Tom Shea

Rochester-based OneStream Software is a global force in financial management software

Rochester-based OneStream Software is a global game-changer in the financial data reporting industry. Goliath, meet David. 

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Infection Prevention Technologies Makes Hospitals Safer for Patients with its Innovative Technology

Infection Prevention Technologies applies much of the technology and know-how used in the automotive segment and adapts it for use in new healthcare applications.

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LunaTech 3D gets customers inside businesses before they ever step a foot in the door

Novi-based LunaTech 3D is a Google Certified Geo 3D Developer Program and a Google Trusted Photographer Program. The company uses these technologies to bring customers inside of their clients' interior spaces for an interactive experience that clients can then track to better understand how users engage with their website content. 

Rob Chioini

Rockwell Medical's innovative drug Triferic will impact iron deficiency therapy around the world

Wixom-based Rockwell Medical is preparing to release its industry-changing iron maintenance and replacement therapeutic drug treatment Triferic to the market later this year, positioning itself as a global leader in its field. 

365 Markets CEO Joe Hessling

Stealth innovation: How a Troy company is reinventing vending machine technology

In 2009, Troy-based 365 Retail Markets generated $42K in revenue. This year it's projected to make $15 million. Read how one of Michigan's most under-the-radar tech companies is reinventing the vending machine experience and reaping big business in the process.

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Power Sharing is Tougher Than You Think

How does a company's sole owner and founder transition to the power-sharing structure of executive leadership? That's the challenge that faces Billhighway, a Troy-based firm that's looking to enter its second stage of development. Metromode's Jon Zemke looks for lessons from successful (and less-than-successful) local businesses.

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A Vital Connection

Inspired by personal struggles with cancer, Stephen Goldner partnered with David Fuehrer to launch CureLauncher, a company that connects patients with experimental treatments. In less than a year this Bloomfield Hills-based startup has seen an incredible response from hospitals, health organizations, investors and, most importantly, doctors and their patients.

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Everything is Illuminated: Intellistreets Evolves the Humble Light Bulb

Let there be light... and sound and video. Farmington Hills-based Intellistreets is taking Thomas Edison's signature invention to a whole new level, using wireless technology to integrate digital information. It's only fitting that their product now illuminates his Menlo Park laboratory at The Henry Ford.

L. Brooks Patterson

County and State Announce Cloud Collaboration

A partnership between the State of Michigan and Oakland County will save taxpayers money and improve government services by expanding the cloud for government-based software in Michigan. 
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