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Ford Promotes Teen Safe-Driving Program at Detroit Auto Show

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford devoted part of its floor-space to promote its teen safe-driving program.
Mobility, car sharing, GM, Lyft, connectivity, Leon Kaye, Detroit

GM-Lyft Agreement a Big Step Toward the Future of Mobility

This week’s agreement between GM and Lyft is an important milestone as we witness the definition of car ownership rapidly evolve.
Google, Ford, driverless cars, Silicon Valley, Detroit, Leon Kaye, Uber, Mcity

Google and Ford to Partner on Driverless Cars

Google and Ford are close to creating a joint venture to develop and manufacture cars that will use Google’s driverless technology, according to…
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Michigan Good Food Fund Provides Loans to Expand Food Access

Michigan makes you think of cars instead of farms, but the truth is that the Wolverine State grows some of the best local…
polar bear at Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoo Raising Funds to Turn Animal Poop Into Energy and Fertilizer

The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Economic Development Corp. launched a crowdfunding campaign for a biodigester that will produce energy from animal manure…
YesWeCode, computer science, hackathons, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, coding, STEM, STEM inclusion, Detroit, SAP, Twitter Chat, Twitter

The STEM Jobs Gap and Minority Youth Engagement

#YesWeCode, led by Van Jones, advocates for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) inclusion and wider access to computer science education for minority…
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3p Weekend: Top 10 U.S. Cities for Electric Vehicles

This week ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas for EV…
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Detroit Water Shutoff Crisis: Public Water Brigade Grows

The Detroit water shutoffs continue to grow each month, with the number surpassing 30,000 since January 2014. It's given rise to international protests…
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Modernist Icon GM Technical Center Undergoing a Gradual Green Upgrade

Little about GM's Technical Center in Warren, MI has changed, but this icon of modernist architecture has started a slow green building upgrade.
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2016 Chevy Volt: The EV is Growing Up

The 2016 Chevy Volt is bigger, more powerful, yet more efficient -- boasting an electric range of 50 miles, which means it can…
Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Volt, EVs, electric vehicles, Mary Barra, NAIAS, Detroit, North American International Auto Show, Leon Kaye, concept cars, range anxiety, gm, general motors

Will the Chevrolet Bolt EV Push Electric Vehicles to the Mainstream?

General Motors' Chevrolet Bolt EV, which could hit the market as soon as 2017, has the capability to transform the auto industry.
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Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit to Win $10,000 from Tom’s of Maine

Now in its sixth year, the Tom’s of Maine 50 States for Good program rewards grassroots nonprofits with a total of $500,000 in…
Bicycling, Zagster, bicycle sharing, bike sharing, Citi Bike Share, New York, Washington DC, Detroit, General Motors, Leon Kaye, bicycles, Kristine Johnson

Are City Bicycle-Sharing Programs Doomed?

Are citywide bike programs doomed to fail? New York's is losing money, and in other cities such as Washington, they run in the…
Business moguls are investing heavily in downtown Detroit.

Can Detroit Restart Its Engine?

Detroit is a dichotomy. The city’s innovative spirit that brought us the assembly line and the modern auto industry lives on in wildly…
Ford, Ford Motor, renewables, clean energy, solar, solar carport, Leon Kaye, Detroit, Clean Technology, DTE Energy

Ford to Launch Largest Solar Array in Michigan

Ford and DTE Energy are partnering to build what the companies say will be the largest solar array in Michigan.