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  • Waymo to start testing its self-driving cars in Michigan

    Waymo to start testing its self-driving cars in Michigan

    Waymo’s next stop for its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica test vehicles is Michigan. The company that sprung from Google’s self-driving car project will be deploying its autonomous cars just in time for Michigan’s winter, too, which will mean that they should encounter a range of major challenges, including snow, sleet and frozen roads. This isn’t the first time Waymo… Read More

  • GM will begin testing and building self-driving cars in Michigan

    GM will begin testing and building self-driving cars in Michigan

    GM is going to start building its next generation of self-driving vehicles at the Michigan plant where it builds its Chevrolet Bolt, the company’s CEO Mary Barra announced Thursday. It will also be testing vehicles on public roads in metro Detroit, GM said. GM is already testing self-driving vehicles using autonomous systems created by Cruise, the startup it acquired earlier this year… Read More

  • New Michigan law prepares for autonomous future

    New Michigan law prepares for autonomous future

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder visited the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, MI, which honors the automotive past, to sign a bill that aims to enable the automotive future. The law creates regulations for testing, using and selling autonomous vehicles in the state and clarifies how these vehicles will be used on public roads. The law specifically allows vehicles that have no human… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Tesla and SolarCity-powered Island

    Tesla and SolarCity power an island in American Samoa, after skipping last year Apple holds its Black Friday sale, robots will be helping with shopping at Westfield malls in San Francisco, Michigan doubles down on autonomous cars and Munchery gets a new CEO. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • A Flint, MI university turned vacant land into autonomous vehicle proving grounds

    A Flint, MI university turned vacant land into autonomous vehicle proving grounds

    Kettering University unveiled this week an automotive proving grounds in a bid to lure companies and students to the Flint, MI area. The test track is on the school’s grounds, housed on land that once contained a massive General Motors’ manufacturing facility that was torn down and left abandoned. The Kettering University GM Mobility Research Center (or MRC) features outdoor lab… Read More

  • Google.org announces $250,000 in grants for the Flint, Michigan water crisis

    Google.org announces $250,000 in grants for the Flint, Michigan water crisis

    Google’s charitable arm is today announcing several grants and donations aimed at helping the residents of Flint, Michigan respond to their ongoing water crisis. With a total amount of $250,000, the funds will be used to pay several local researchers and address health concerns connected with drinking the poisoned water. The cash won’t solve the crisis. The city and state estimate… Read More

  • WTF
    Kalamazoo Shooting Spree Suspect Passed Uber Driver Background Check

    Kalamazoo Shooting Spree Suspect Passed Uber Driver Background Check

    Uber has confirmed one of its drivers, Jason Dalton, is the suspect in a shooting rampage across Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dalton allegedly picked up riders and pocketed fares in between the shootings, which have so far killed six people and gravely injured a 14-year-old girl Saturday evening. The girlfriend of one of Dalton’s customers posted on Facebook that her boyfriend was picked up by a… Read More

  • To Prevent Another Flint, Make All Open Data Machine Readable Crunch Network

    To Prevent Another Flint, Make All Open Data Machine Readable

    The lead poisoning of the entire city of Flint, Michigan was preventable and should never have happened. Numerous pundits and industry experts have said this. Most of them, however, explain that if government had functioned properly, the environmental agencies would have properly communicated to their higher-ups and the problem would have been spotted much sooner. Those with a more cynical… Read More

  • Stop Throwing Tech At Flint. It Won’t Help. Crunch Network

    Stop Throwing Tech At Flint. It Won’t Help.

    I advise a lot of water tech entrepreneurs because I’m a masochist and because water tech is my first love. Recently, a lot of them are coming back to me with the Flint Water Crisis front and center in their pitch decks. So are a bunch of new water startups, all touting filters, sensors, or some gadget promising to solve the current emergency and prevent others like it from happening. Guys. Read More