A three-day summit this week will tout Southeast Michigan as a center of advanced automotive technology.
The Technology in Motion event, Sept. 6-8 at Cobo Center in Detroit, is intended to showcase the region's and the industry's role in shaping connected cars, autonomous driving, new forms of mobility and powertrains of the future. It will link startups with the Detroit area's traditional strengths in automotive higher education and research and development.
The event -- which will feature keynotes from automotive and technology executives, STEM education and mobility panels and a technology showcase -- aims to be Detroit's answer to Las Vegas' CES.
CES has become inundated with automotive technologies in recent years, said David Graff, a co-founder of Technology in Motion and vice president of retail network solutions sales at MSX International Inc.
MSX provides automotive dealer training and services and oversees contract staffing contracts for clients through its Geometrics Results unit. Crain Communications Inc., publisher of Automotive News and Crain's Detroit Business, is the co-presenter of the event.