Engineering

GM Secures Raw Materials & Partnerships To Produce Future EVs
Engineering, Mobility Tech

GM Secures Raw Materials & Partnerships To Produce Future EVs

A number of materials shortages have challenged automakers’ efforts to get more EVs on the road in the last year, but General Motors has now secured an agreement to get the raw materials needed to produce EV batteries. GM and Glencore, a company that mines, recycles, and produces raw materials, have just announced that they have signed a multi-year agreement to source materials for GM’s electric vehicle batteries.

University of Michigan Founds New Department of Robotics, a First Among Top Engineering Schools
Engineering, University of Michigan

University of Michigan Founds New Department of Robotics, a First Among Top Engineering Schools

The University of Michigan Board of Regents has just approved the creation of a new Department of Robotics for the university, a first among the nation’s top 10 engineering schools. According to the University of Michigan, “The new department will define robotics as a discipline, teaching students the skills needed to help drive a rapidly expanding field.” This marks a first among top engineering schools around the U.S. by creating a full department to focus on the advancing field of robotics as its own discipline.

Apply For Perficient’s Bright Paths Coding Camp Detroit
Announcements, Engineering

Apply For Perficient’s Bright Paths Coding Camp Detroit

“Perficient’s Bright Paths Program is designed to advance STEM education and career opportunities for women and other underrepresented constituencies and communities,” Joel Stanesa, General Manager of Perficient Bright Paths new Detroit coding camp program tells us. “This program in particular is focused on advancing diversity in technology. This is one of two cohorts we are running, with the other taking place in Lafayette, Louisiana.”

Septentrio Releases New Open Source Hardware for IoT & Autonomous Applications
Announcements, Engineering

Septentrio Releases New Open Source Hardware for IoT & Autonomous Applications

Septentrio, a leader in high-precision GNSS positioning solutions, announced today an addition to the open-source resources for their GPS/GNSS module receivers: mowi. This wireless device combines the Septentrio mosaic-X5 or mosaic-H module receiver with a dual-mode Bluetooth and integrated Wi-Fi from the well-known ESP32- WRover programmable module by Espressif Systems.

How (and When) To Hire Cybersecurity Staff For Your Business
Engineering, Security

How (and When) To Hire Cybersecurity Staff For Your Business

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses of all sizes, from keeping data secure with remote workers, to making sure that all your applications work together in a secure and compliant manner. As part of our sponsored series on cloud security sponsored by Trek10, we put together a Q&A on common questions businesses ask about cybersecurity and how and when to hire cybersecurity staff or outsource to a contractor. We hope this helps you on your road to handling security issues for your team during these changing times.

The Ann Arbor Mobility Summit: Autonomous, Electrification, & Mobility as a Service Are Transforming The Future of Transport
Engineering, Mobility Tech, Tech Events

The Ann Arbor Mobility Summit: Autonomous, Electrification, & Mobility as a Service Are Transforming The Future of Transport

Kicking off this year’s expanded Ann Arbor Mobility Summit was a panel discussing the “Changing Face of Automotive in the New Normal” with Senior Product and Strategic Planning Manager at Waymo Cristi Landy, Bill Frykman who works on connected vehicles at Ford and leads City Solutions Team, and Kara Grasso who works on solutions for mobility, autonomy and electrification for Denso. Moderating was Carla Bailo, president of the Center for Automotive Research, which provides independent research on the automotive industry.

Universal Robots’ Vision for Collaborative Automation
Engineering, Tech News

Universal Robots’ Vision for Collaborative Automation

Automation. It’s an unavoidable job stealer, right? Well, maybe sometimes, but when it comes to automation in smaller factory lines, something big is changing. It’s the type of robots, and how they work with people instead of replacing them. Universal Robots is a 12-year-old company founded in Odense, Denmark, with offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Universal Robots has a totally different vision for robotics than most manufacturers. “These robots are approachable, accessible, and should be able to work side by side with skilled humans instead of replacing them,” says Universal Robots Senior Manager of Strategic Marketing & Applications Development Joe Campbell. Moreover, they can be programmed in a matter of minutes with training in a few hours, not requiring a degree in robotics to program or operate.

Over The Air Vehicle Software Updates Are Reshaping An Industry
Engineering, Mobility Tech

Over The Air Vehicle Software Updates Are Reshaping An Industry

Passenger cars and trucks have become rolling software updates, and while that has sped up product development cycles, it has created a big problem. A lot of the automotive industry has been updating software post vehicle sale through dealership recalls. As you can imagine, with dozens of systems using different software in a single car, that could become an issue. Enter remote software updates, an increasingly common strategy for mobility tech to integrate continuously improving software into vehicles that have already been set on the road.

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