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Get Off Road | 6/21/2017
In today’s world, technology transforms every part of our lives, and autonomous cars are no different. While self-driving cars may still seem like science fiction to many, they are set to rule the transportation sector in the not-so-distant future. Cars that can navigate without human input will be used by the U.S. government for public transport and industrial fleets by 2025, according to the latest reports. Experts believe autonomous cars will decrease road accidents, improve fuel efficiency and lessen traffic jams, among other benefits. To explain this and other important concepts of self-driving cars, check out this Get Off Road infographic on the growth of the autonomous car market.
6/6/2017
Mike Folster of Behco-MRM, a distributor and integrator of robotic technologies, discusses the value his company gets from its relationship with Automation Alley.
6/6/2017
Automation Alley added 13 new members in April. Click the link below to meet them.
6/7/2017
Manufacturing automation and jobs are a hot topic politically, especially here in Michigan. Brooke Allen of WKAR’s Morning Edition caught up with Automation Alley Executive Director Tom Kelly during his time at the annual Mackinac Policy Conference to discuss how technology is transforming our lives and how Automation Alley is helping companies navigate to Industry 4.0. He explains why automation is our path forward to job creation, and where we will be in 2020.
By Bill Rosin | Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC | 6/14/2017
With private equity firms approaching potential sellers more frequently, transactions like the recent Kar Nut Products Co. sale to a private equity fund are on the rise. This week on the blog, Bill Rosin, managing member of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC, discusses the complex legal considerations and financial ramifications of such deals as this phenomenon continues to become more common.
6/28/2017
Tom Kelly, Automation Alley's executive director, chats with WJR's Paul W. Smith about the tremendous opportunity Industry 4.0 technology has created for manufacturers in Michigan. Discover why our state has a competitive advantage when it comes to smart factory automation and learn more about Automation Alley's global Industry 4.0 conference, Integr8™, taking place this fall in Detroit.

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