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Ford unveils plans for mobility innovation district around Michigan Central Station

Ford unveils plans for mobility innovation district around Michigan Central Station

Along with a first-of-its-kind mobility testing platform and new open spaces, the site plan prioritises the needs of the community with sustainable amenities and recommends abundant green space and biking trails.

US cities pledge to play their part in supporting global trillion trees movement

US cities pledge to play their part in supporting global trillion trees movement

The cities of Boise, Dallas, Detroit and Tucson are among those committing to help combat extreme heat and wildfires, as well as other adverse effects of climate change, by protecting and planting more trees.

Michigan announces plans for autonomous vehicle corridor

Michigan announces plans for autonomous vehicle corridor

The initial phase of the project will test technology and explore the viability of a more than 40-mile driverless vehicle corridor between Downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Five companies selected in Michigan mobility initiative to address Covid-19 challenges

Five companies selected in Michigan mobility initiative to address Covid-19 challenges

A disinfecting robot, contactless autonomous delivery system and vehicle safety partitions are among the solutions to have received funding by PlanetM’s challenge.

Camera-based road-mapping project extends to Michigan

Camera-based road-mapping project extends to Michigan

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development and road intelligence company Carmera have produced comprehensive, accurate mapping data for roadway features in central Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Tech providers chosen for Michigan Mobility Challenge

Tech providers chosen for Michigan Mobility Challenge

Detroiters will be able to see the technology first-hand in public demonstrations next year and book rides using a mobility-as-a-service app developed by Moovit.

Cities are becoming smarter, but how do we make them safer and more resilient?

Cities are becoming smarter, but how do we make them safer and more resilient?

Genetec’s Jean-Philippe Deby highlights critical factors that make a smart city a safe city too – these include communication and collaboration as well as technology.

Infrastructure firm and US agencies form automated bus consortium

Infrastructure firm and US agencies form automated bus consortium

It will investigate the feasibility of implementing pilot automated bus projects across the US as well as collaborate on decision-making and combine purchasing power.

Detroit appoints director of digital inclusion

Detroit appoints director of digital inclusion

Joshua Edmonds’ task is to reduce the digital divide and says his goal is to make Detroit a national model for digital inclusion.

How cities can overcome "aimless innovation"

How cities can overcome "aimless innovation"

Based on insights from 50 city leaders in the US, a new handbook aims to offer guidance on how technology and innovation can be deployed to benefit entire communities.