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Melissa Anders

Melissa Anders is a freelance journalist based in suburban Chicago.

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Metro Detroit cities prepare for autonomous vehicles with smart infrastructure

Connected and autonomous vehicles require intelligent infrastructure for maximum efficiency. As metro Detroit advances intelligent vehicles from test environments to roads, towns and cities are planning for the many changes ahead.

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Bedrock pilots self-driving shuttle, sees opportunity for broad use across Detroit

A self-driving shuttle piloted last year gave Bedrock employees a look into the future of urban mobility. But the test sparked ideas about potential applications for autonomous transportation across the Motor City.

Namira Islam, the co-Founder and co-Director of MuslimARC

Anti-racism organization to renovate house in Detroit for racial justice workshops, community events

MuslimARC is a faith-based human rights organization focused on addressing racial justice. After purchasing a house in the Dexter-Linwood neighborhood, the organization will soon have a physical space to host workshops and community events. 

Alex Fluegel and Jalyn Spencer-Harris, founders of Mama Hub Hub

Motherhood is better together: Why two Detroit women started a community to support moms

Jalyn Spencer-Harris and Alex Fluegel were disappointed with the lack of resources and a quality support system for moms in Detroit. That's why they founded Detroit Mama Hub.

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Detroit's vacant lots find new life from a surprising source: Bees

Founded earlier this year, Detroit Hives hopes to eliminate blight in the city by repurposing vacant lots, promoting honey bee conservation, and educating the community about bee farming and the benefits of honey bees.
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