We all know Detroit has been, and is, a city on the move. Now there is a festival to showcase the innovation and technology it takes to make our city and hour state the global center of mobility.
You can take it all in at Detroit Moves, a three-day outdoor event, starting Thursday, Sept. 7 and running through Saturday, Sept. 9 in Campus Martius Park and Spirit of Detroit Plaza. It highlights the future of mobility and is free of charge. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
Quicken Loans and MICHauto are partnering to host Detroit Moves. MICHauto is an economic development initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, dedicated to promoting, retaining and growing the automotive industry in Michigan.
“Detroit Moves is proof Michigan continues to lead the transformation of mobility,” says Glenn Stevens, executive director of MICHauto and vice president of automotive and mobility initiatives for the Detroit Regional Chamber. “Nowhere else in the country will you find a state with the resources, collaboration and commitment to develop the technology and ecosystem necessary to power the next generation of mobility.”
Coinciding with the inaugural Technology in Motion tradeshow, Detroit Moves brings the innovation and excitement of the automotive, mobility and technology industries to the streets. The festival allows the public to experience the future firsthand through interactive displays and demonstrations.
“Detroit Moves is bringing innovation that is usually only seen behind closed doors to the streets of Detroit for our residents to touch, see and experience,” says Mark de la Vergne, chief of mobility innovation for the City of Detroit. “In order for Detroit and Michigan to continue its leadership in mobility innovation, we must continue these types of efforts so everyone is included as part of the planning and deployment of new technologies and services.”
Exhibitors include Airspace, College for Creative Studies, Davai, Detroit Bikes, Detroit Experience Factory, Flying Car, GenZe, IAV USA, Innova EV, Lawrence Technological University, May Mobility, Michigan State University, MoGo Detroit, OjO Electric, Vehicles for Change, Visit Detroit and Wayne State University.
“Quicken Loans is pleased to partner with MICHauto on this event, as a dynamic series of events that honors our city’s extraordinary automotive legacy while also helping to position the region as the center of the innovative and growing global conversation around mobility,” says Helen Davis Johnson, vice president of strategic investments for Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund.
Other sponsors of the event include: Crain Communications, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, FleishmanHillard, NextEnergy, PlanetM and the city of Detroit.
For more information on Detroit Moves, visit www.timdetroit.com/detroit-moves.