The Future of Cars is in Michigan, aka Planet M (as in mobility)

Kathleen Achtenberg

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Proof? Here’s what they’re saying about us

There are many reasons Michigan is recognized as the global automotive capital. Look around. You’ll find the greatest concentration of automotive research centers and engineers (electrical, mechanical and industrial) than anywhere in the nation.

The Great Lakes state is home to 27 assembly plants, and 63 of the top 100 North American auto suppliers. And, the state boasts one of the most experienced and plentiful auto workforce. Indeed, Michigan is the number one state in new automotive-related jobs since 2009.

As Michigan furthers its position as a leader in the next chapter in the history of automotive transportation, many objective sources are noticing that Michigan is the preeminent place for any company, entrepreneur or individual looking to be a part of the mobility revolution.

Here’s a sampling of what they’re saying about us:

Bill Ford to Silicon Valley: The Future of Cars is in Detroit, Bloomberg, Oct. 26, 2016

Michigan Just Passed the Most Permissive Self-Driving Car Laws in the Country, Fortune, Dec. 9, 2016

Forget Nevada and California -- this state is more serious about autonomous cars, Computerworld, Dec. 9, 2016

The state of Michigan just made self-driving car history, Business Insider, Dec. 9, 2016

Michigan Commits to Most Open Self-Driving Laws; Definitely Won't Regret This, Jalopnik, Dec. 9, 2016

$80 million autonomous car testing site starts construction in Michigan, Autoweek, Nov. 25, 2016

Michigan Broadens Its Ambitions for Autonomous-vehicle Proving Grounds, Car and Driver, Oct. 11, 2016

The evolution from Motor City to Mobility City, Michigan Radio, Nov. 16, 2016

Michigan Just Embraced the Driverless Future, WIRED, Dec. 9, 2016

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