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Autonomous driving among topics at MICHauto Summit

From: Crain’s Detroit Business

September 20, 2015

MICHauto, an automotive-centric initiative inside the Detroit Regional Chamber, will host its third annual MICHauto Summit on Sept. 30 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

This year’s event — “The Connected Culture: Shaping Michigan’s Automotive and Mobility Future” — will focus on advanced automotive technologies related to Internet connectivity, cybersecurity, safety and autonomous driving.

Gov. Rick Snyder will deliver the keynote address.

Among other speakers will be Jason Koch, president and co-founder of California-based telematics software firm Telogis; Andrea Mai, director of smart connected vehicles for Cisco Systems Inc.; Chris Thomas, partner at Detroit-based venture capital firm Fontinalis Partners LLC; Rick Haas, president and COO of Mahindra North American Technical Center; and Andre Weimerskirch, associate research scientist at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

Sponsors include Pure Michigan, KPMG LLP, Phoenix Contact, Business Leaders for Michigan, ITC Holdings Corp. and others.

Tickets are $150 for chamber members and $225 for nonmembers. For event details, visit