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Annalisa Esposito Bluhm with a Cadillac ELR Engineering Mule for Maven car sharing technology

The future of car technology isn't in Detroit or Silicon Valley. It's in Ann Arbor.

Detroit may be the Motor City, but Ann Arbor is becoming ground zero for the industry-disrupting wireless and autonomous innovations that will usher in the next generation of automobiles.

Global Detroit

Reshaping the Rust Belt through immigrant talent

How America's former industrial heartland is reclaiming its economically powerful past by attracting foreign-born residents.

Mark Smith at the future incubator site

A plan to make Ann Arbor Michigan's startup city

To establish a true startup culture, Ann Arbor needs more than just a SPARK. It needs incubator, research and co-working spaces that can accommodate a growing and wide variety of needs and disciplines. Mark Smith hopes to address that with his ambitious plan to build an entrepreneurial campus on the outskirts of the city.

Henry Ford in his first concept car, the Quadricycle

Can Detroit re-revolutionize the auto industry, or is Elon Musk beating us to it?

You'd think it was 1893 all over again, when a veritable 'mobility startup scene' was heating up all over the country. But is Detroit missing out on the action this time?

Tom Kelly - Automation Alley, Director Of Entrepreneurship

OpEd: Startups should target customers before capital

Metro Detroit is not Silicon Valley, says Tom Kelly, Automation Alley's Director of Entrepreneurship. He argues that startups looking for investment need to be crafting their products and strategies around actual customer demand rather than speculative innovations.

Wolfie Geske soldering a circuit board at Leon Speakers

Sound and Vision: Leon Speakers embraces the art of design

A lot of companies pay lip service to the idea of product innovation and aesthetics but Ann Arbor-based Leon Speakers walks the talk, using art and music as a source of inspiration. One has only to step inside its newly expanded complex to understand the depth of its commitment. Concentrate's Jon Zemke and Doug Coombe did just that.

Nothing like a nice games of Dominoes during your driverless commute

Ann Arbor: Birthplace of the Ultimate Mobile Device?

Are you ready for your car to go driverless? While it's arguable as to whether Michigan will remain the international manufacturing center for auto bodies and interiors, the Ann Arbor area is likely to become the industry's brain center as research ramps up on wirelessly connected, self-driving car systems.
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