Why Ann Arbor is the perfect nest for tech companies like New Eagle

In 2008, Rich and Mickey Swortzel, an ambitious couple with backgrounds in engineering and business, launched a small tech startup from their home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. That startup was New Eagle, a now thriving mechatronic control system creator, integrator, and supplier that serves global customers developing next-generation machines. “We knew that Ann Arbor would …

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Toyota to Collaborate with the American Center for Mobility

$5 million contribution to support Connected and Automated Vehicle technology development TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (July 31, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced today their intent to support the American Center for Mobility (ACM) as a Founder-level sponsor with a $5 million contribution. As an ACM contributor, Toyota …

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NAVYA Set to Open First U.S. Production Plant in Saline

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE MAKER NAVYA SET TO OPEN FIRST U.S. PRODUCTION PLANT IN SALINE, MI Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Ann Arbor SPARK Collaborate with NAVYA on Site Selection and Talent Recruitment (ANN ARBOR, Michigan) July 17, 2017 – In a joint announcement, NAVYA with project collaborators Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Ann Arbor SPARK …

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Michigan’s New Motor City: Ann Arbor as a Driverless-Car Hub

  Fostered by the University of Michigan, testing and research programs draw companies and even equip residents’ vehicles to collect and transmit data. As the world looks ahead to a future of interconnected, self-driving cars, this college town 40 miles west of Detroit has emerged as a one-of-a-kind, living laboratory for the technologies that will …

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