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DETROIT — The push to offer autonomous driving, innovate new mobility options and differentiate models with new technology has upended many parts of the automotive industry.

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HOLLAND — While many producers of advanced electrical systems have their sights set on electric vehicles, one West Michigan manufacturer is pursuing a more underserved sector.

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As automakers have invested in high-profile technologies and lightweighting, they’ve also started to pay more attention to the place in their vehicles where drivers spend the most time: the interiors. 

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Lower fuel prices may have shifted consumers’ buying habits toward trucks and SUVs, but most automotive suppliers believe electric vehicle technology is here to stay. 

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While Robert Haveman served as a trusted financial executive for the former Holland-based auto supplier Prince Corp., he appears to have made poor choices when it came to his own personal finances.

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LANSING — A Mid Michigan nanotechnology company seeks to raise $24 million through an initial public offering to fund operations as it continues to commercialize composite materials for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and other uses.

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Once heralded as a part of the future of advanced manufacturing and the next generation of automotive suppliers, lithium-ion battery manufacturers have found mixed successes in Michigan, despite an abundance of state and federal assistance.

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After several years of starts and stops, advanced battery manufacturers in West Michigan are ramping up their production in the region. While Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls Inc., which operates a manufacturing facility in Holland for its power solutions division, and Holland-based LG Chem Michigan Inc. plan to capitalize on the growing customer demand for advanced battery technology, the two companies differ in their approach to the market.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Backed by a new joint venture with a Chinese supplier, one West Michigan belting manufacturer hopes to shore up its supply chain and expand its footprint in the North American market.

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ACME — While the automotive industry’s near-death experience shaped how it restructured to survive in the recession, its evolution during the recovery years is driving a different kind of change.

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