Dragons, Vi-Borgs and Martians among teams to share $228,000 SOURCE: FCA US LLC
SUMMARY:The FCA Foundation awarded FIRST robotics programs more than $400,000 this year, including support for 2018 FIRST Championship - Detroit
DESCRIPTION:AUBURN HILLS, Mich., December 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ahead of the (Jan. 6) kickoff of the 2018 FIRST Robotics season, the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, today announced more than $228,000 in grants to 51 ...
by Emma Kantrowitz SOURCE: CBRE Group, Inc.
DESCRIPTION:Thanks to a host of recent technological developments, the #Transportation#Industry is once again on the edge of a major transformation. Of course, the #Industry is no stranger to change. It hasn’t even been two centuries since the automobile was created and yet we’re already seeing bounding leaps in technology, creating advances like #electric vehicles, ride-sharing services, self-driving cars and more. Today, the advances only continue to ...
By Allison Torres Burtka SOURCE: University of Michigan: Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
DESCRIPTION:The field of #Sustainability began with environmental issues, which brought about standards and regulations that companies must follow. But #Human Rights issues don’t yet have the same kind of established standards. “It’s still a relatively new dialogue and language for the #Business community,” said Theresa Loar, an independent consultant who focuses on #Human Rights in business. “While ...
The autonomous truck company has a middleware model that could ease the transition for drivers and shipping companies.
It is too easy to think that merely making something futuristic will usher in the future. Case in point: Even tech analysts are guilty of assuming that driverless trucking will decimate the #Industry in just a few years. But #innovation trickles down slowly when you’re talking about massively expensive items such as trucks, which cost around $150,000 and last 30 years. For ...
One of the key questions pondered by automakers is how many deaths per year in self-driving cars will be acceptable.
Earlier this year at the SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, Bill Ford said out loud what a lot of people in the auto #Industry were thinking–or, more precisely, worrying about more than they care to admit. The Ford CEO was talking about the advent of driverless vehicles, a topic that’s getting a lot of #ink these days as every automaker and some of the biggest players ...
Car companies talk a lot about their #climate priorities, but they’re part of a trade group that’s actively working to let cars burn more fossil fuels.
By 2019, Volvo says that every new car model that it sells will either be electric or a hybrid. By 2023, Ford plans to have 13 new #electric or hybrid cars and GM will introduce 20 new #electric cars. By 2025, Volkswagen plans to have launched around 30 new #electric cars, and five years later, it will offer an #electric version of every ...
SOURCE: Black & Veatch
DESCRIPTION:On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey (a Category 4 storm) made landfall on the southern Texas coast as one of the most damaging storms to hit one of the United States’ largest cities. What followed was catastrophic flooding that affected millions of Gulf Coast residents, businesses and the overall #Energy market. The true #Impact to the region’s vital #oil and gas markets is still unfolding, but the disaster has raised concerns about gas pricing ...
Ford is testing out technology to lessen the strain of physical labor on its factory workers. The wearable suit, made by Eksovest, straps onto workers’ backs and arms, and assists with 5- to 15-pound lifts per arm. It’s also size adjustable for people varying in height from 5 feet to 6 feet four inches. “Between 2005 …
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A one-of-a-kind 1967 Ford Mustang raises $55,000 for diabetes research. SOURCE: eBay
DESCRIPTION:eBay Motors concluded its summer-long “On the Road” tour at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas by auctioning off a custom 1967 Mustang Fastback through eBay for Charity.
Bidding on the custom-rebuilt 1967 Mustang started on Monday, October 23 at $1967 and closed today at $55,000, all of which will be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The JDRF charity auction was ...
The new SafeCap tracks head movement to determine whether drivers are safely awake or about to snooze.
Being a trucker means driving huge distances on demanding deadlines. And one of the biggest dangers in trucking is the threat of drivers falling asleep at the wheel. To celebrate 60 years of truck production in Brazil, Ford decided to try to help the problem by creating a hat that tracks head movements and alerts drivers in danger of snoozing.
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Grab a hat and get ready to hold onto it as we explain who was deemed the #movie biz’s best ROI—and how one of today’s biggest stars was ranked the worst.
Harrison Ford has one space-boot in the Star Wars franchise and a sandy shoe planted in the Indiana Jones series. As of 2016, his massive catalog of movies has generated $4.71 billion, making him the indisputable box office king. However, Harrison Ford is not the most profitable star in the galaxy. No, if producers want true ...
Pledge of $500,000 Will Enable Red Cross to Prepare and Respond to Disasters SOURCE: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
DESCRIPTION:October 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The American Red Cross announced that Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and #Business solutions organization, has pledged $500,000 to support Disaster Relief through the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). The pledge is in response to damage caused by Hurricane ...
Crews From the Midwest Traveling to Florida to Help Get the Lights Back On SOURCE: Duke Energy
DESCRIPTION:By Jessica Wells
Mike Volrich will celebrate 30 years with Duke Energy next week, but he is still finding new opportunities. On Monday, he traveled to Florida to work a hurricane for the first time.
He has worked countless ice storms and tornadoes in Indiana throughout his career, and although they have different hazards, he approaches them all with the same mindset.
Here’s your weekly roundup of some of the stories we covered at Fast Company. Uber’s traffic data is now available to the public Domino’s and Ford are teaming up to deliver pizzas via self-driving cars Mattress Mack is the hero Houston needs right now
Here’s your weekly roundup of some of the stories we covered at Fast Company.
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SOURCE: Merck & Co., Inc.
DESCRIPTION:Merck has been inducted into the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR) at a ceremony that showcased the company’s #Commitment to #economic inclusion and supplier diversity.
As one of 27 member companies, Merck joins an exclusive group of U.S.-based corporations that have attained $1 billion or more in annual supply-chain #Diversity spend.
"We are honored to become part of the Billion Dollar Roundtable," says Quentin Roach, chief procurement officer, ...
Beginning in September, Ann Arbor, Michigan residents who order a Domino’s pizza may find it gets delivered in a self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid, reports Reuters. The experiment is one of many Ford is making to see how self-driving vehicles can “improve the movement of people and goods.” The randomly selected Ann Arbor Domino’s customers who get to have their … Continue reading “Domino’s and Ford are teaming up to deliver pizzas via self-driving cars”
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Automakers such as Ford are rallying fast and nimbly to not only stay relevant, but thrive in the near future. And this future is one of #electric vehicles, self-driving cars and mobility as a service.
Unlike those of the first Ford automobile, for example, the biggest moments of 21st century products are captured for posterity.
Much has already been said and written about the global #Impact of the iPhone. I won’t add to the pile of superlatives. But given how important the device has become over the past decade, it’s fun to watch the footage on and leading up to the day the iPhone launched a decade ago on June 29, 2007.
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Ford Motor Co. is the second major automaker in recent weeks to make the news for focusing on sustainably sourced #Materials for use in manufacturing. Ford is evaluating plastics made stronger by #Bamboo fiber for interior car parts like storage bins or side panels, writes Plastics News. The company is ... Read more »
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a heavy hitter in Washington. It was the second largest spender of anonymous outside money-or "dark money"-in the 2016 federal elections, second only to the National Rifle Association. And, in addition to all that spending directed at Congress and the White House, it wields the largest lobbying force on Capitol Hill. Last year, the Chamber dropped over $100 million on lobbying, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
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Sustainable Brands® kicks off its largest #Community gathering today with Sustainable Brands'17 Detroit at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Over 2,000 #Business executives along with their teams from 35+ countries across the globe are attending the #Conference and Activation Hub. In addition, there is anticipated record breaking livestream viewership in collaboration with Detroit Public Television (DPTV).
Practical tips for communicating consistently and effectively SOURCE: Versaic
DESCRIPTION:For the next two weeks, we’ll explore the topic of communicating CSR initiatives. This week, we’re fortunate to hear from an expert on the matter, Jennifer Risi from Ogilvy. Next week, Versaic CEO Burt Cummings will weigh in on communicating with authenticity.
By Jennifer Risi, WW Chief Communications Officer & Managing Director, Managing Director, Ogilvy Media Influence at Ogilvy
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Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB'17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the #Conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.
Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital, and Tianhui Michael Li, CEO of The Data Incubator, have announced The Data Challenge for America, which will leverage The Data Incubator's free data #science fellowship to investigate the link between #Corporate justness and the associated performance data of the country's largest corporations.
Sustainable Brands® announces Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company, as an Opening Night keynote speaker at SB'17 Detroit, May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Bill Ford will share Ford Motor Company's transformative journey toward delivering innovative good mobility products and services to 21st century customers.