Column: Auto show spotlights collaboration

Jan. 16, 2018 – The Detroit News

The global automotive community, now joined by the tech community, has once again come to Detroit for our signature event, the North American International Auto Show. Leaders are here to develop partnerships, to display their innovation, and to be in the midst of the greatest concentration of brainpower and decision making in the automotive world.

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Auto show and downtown Detroit share identical tech-happy future

Jan. 15, 2018 – Detroit Free Press

Downtown Detroit and its annual auto show share a rapidly evolving identity as a home to tech start-ups. Overlooked mostly until now, this trend represents a big change for both. The North American International Auto Show no longer is just about sedans and trucks. Now it offers a growing menu of mobility-related start-ups in its AutoMobili-D display. Dozens of little start-ups with weird names, almost twice the number as at last year’s show, provide everything from autonomous driving software to artificial intelligence systems to curb accidents.

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Howes: Need for new kind of speed drives automakers

Jan. 14, 2018 – Detroit News

Detroit’s automakers are touting good ol’ Motown muscle at their hometown auto show, but the real force driving the industry forward is speed. And it’s running at the pace set by Silicon Valley’s demonstrated bias for continuing technological innovation, seeping steadily into consumer consciousness worldwide. The result is a business free-for-all testing the ability of traditional automakers, their leaders and government bureaucrats to keep up.

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