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Autoblog and Techstars partner on mobility startup and innovation event in Detroit.

Mark your calendars for October 18-19 in the Motor City.

It all has to do with how the car listens to us and lets us interact with it.

Gilbert and Armstrong joined by Wheels Up Executive Kenny Dichter.

Business leaders Dan Gilbert and Tim Armstrong discuss innovation in the Motor City and beyond.

In this panel, we'll debate the pros and cons of connected vehicles and investigate the less discussed side of the future of our cars.

The reason is ease of use and taking advantage of every opportunity.

It does make sense, when you think about it.

The auto industry is dominated by traditional, entrenched players. But, now that cars are as much about software, tech and connectivity as they are about powertrains and sheet metal, startups are poised to have a bigger impact on the industry than ever before.

What if "plugging in" to charge was as easy as pulling into your garage? No direct connection required.

Four major trends are changing the automotive industry as we know it.

Marcus Welz, CEO of Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems, says autonomous cars won't be safe unless we upgrade our infrastructure.

Meet Olli. Not only can it drive itself, but engage in helpful, naturalistic conversation with its passengers. Join Bret Greenstein VP, IBM Watson IoT Platform as he dives into the ever evolving relationship between humans and robots.

A living room on wheels, essentially.

You'll have a great work and gathering space in a well-designed box.

An industry that has been well established for a century is on the verge of a major transformation. Hear from McKinsey Sr. Partner and automotive expert, Hans-Werner Kaas as he shares his perspective on the magnitude of changes to come.

Servant, guide, companion, or something else? Intriguing possibilities discussed.

Your autonomous vehicle may not be a sterile pod. A panel of design experts imagines what the future may hold.

You've heard that autonomous cars are going to be part of our future, but in Singapore, they've already arrived thanks to nuTonomy. Karl Iagnemma, CEO, nuTonomy shares the story of the world's first self-driving taxi public trial.

Autonomy opens a world of opportunity to car designers. Join our panel of designers and thought leaders as we explore how driverless cars will activate a design revolution. This panel includes, Mark Prommel, Melissa Cefkin, Paul Snyder, and Brett Berk.

Six weeks of research show that nerves soon fade.

The company has been interviewing riders pre- and post-trip in their fleet of autonomous taxis.

Pensa envisions a future where autonomy activates "third spaces" in our public and urban areas. Explore the intersection of autonomy and design with Pensa Partner & Design Director, Mark Prommel.

Join The Future Laboratory CEO Trevor Hardy as he discusses how mega-trends both in and outside the transportation industry will shape our lives and the world we live in.

Legislation is coming for connected and autonomous cars. Make your voice heard.

Designers from five automakers weigh in.

Without a bulky engine to worry about, how does the approach to vehicle design change? And what do we lose in the switch to EVs?

Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans, the nations second largest mortgage lender in America, will join AOL CEO Tim Armstrong on the UPSHIFT stage on October 6. They'll wrap up the day's discussions with a fireside chat about the role that business, technology, and transportation has in the evolution of our urban centers, from the Motor City and beyond.

Autoblog's UPSHIFT transportation technology conference will bring some of the brightest minds in transportation together in Detroit on October 6. 

Melissa Cefkin, the woman working to make Nissans more human, will speak at UPSHIFT.

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