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Drive America's Future

This list of futures was compiled by our friends at Forbes 30 Under 30, and serves as a springboard of resources to mobility knowledge.
Cooding
27 BEST Online Coding Bootcamps in 2020
In an age where the majority of our technology requires programming, it is helpful to know where one can learn the competitive skills for coding. Guru 99 lays out 27 course platforms that train you to code in 2020.
Auto industry history
History of the Automobile Industry
The automobile industry started around 1900, and throughout its history, has adjusted to the changing times. Learn about the growth of this important sector of the U.S. economy.
Auto industry history
This is how Detroit became the Motor City
Detroit became synonymous with America’s car industry, but at the start of the 20th century, any number of cities could claim to be leading the auto business.
COVID
COVID-19 Resources
The Durfee Innovation Society has gathered information about COVID-19 resources and free testing locations in Michigan.
Electric vehicles
All you need to know about electric cars in 5 minutes
How do electric vehicles work? What are the benefits of buying and electric car? What are the different types of electric cars? How do you charge an electric car? What is the future?
Electric vehicles
What’s inside an electric car?
Look at the parts of an all electric car and how it works. Understand the three key components: the battery, the electric motor, and the power electronic converters. Investigate how power flows within the car and how power electronics plays a key role in this.
Electric vehicles
An Electric Car Future?
An electric car boom would create a new demand for power which will create new challenges for the energy grid. They may also open up new ways to temporarily store power created by renewable sources.
Electric vehicles
The future of electric vehicles
Customers are increasingly open to electric vehicles, but most say they want access to more places to charge. The U.S. can be a leader in electric vehicles with public investment and smart policy.
Electric vehicles
Chargers are the final roadblock to America’s electric car future
Moneyweb shares insights to subscribers regarding the commercialization of electric charging ports and how they are made more available for shoppers, as opposed to a robust utility supply of charging stations for long distance travelers along roadway stops.
Electric vehicles
How electric car batteries work
The heart of an electric car is its battery. Unlike the batteries in most cars, which primarily serve to start the engine and run accessories like the radio or air conditioner, the battery in an electric car runs everything. Most importantly, it runs a controller which in turn runs the electric motor.
Electric vehicles
Electric vehicles & the environment
There are four factors to consider when evaluating the impact of electric cars on the environment: tailpipe emissions, well-to-wheel emissions, the energy source that charges the battery, and the car’s efficiency.
Electric vehicles
Electric Vehicle Benefits
Electric can reduce emissions and even save money. They can also help the United States have a greater diversity of fuel choices available for transportation.
Electric vehicles
Online Course: Electric Vehicles and Mobility
This free Coursera course on electric vehicles covers elements from engineering science, sociology, environmental science, political science, economics, and management science.
Electric vehicles
Online Course: Advanced Energy Storage
This free, open course was authored by Macomb Community College and is part of the Electric Vehicle Technology certificate program from the National STEM Consortium (NSC) Electric Vehicle Technology Team.
Learn to code
Online Course: Learn the Basics of Coding
These free, hands-on, entry-level coding classes from Grand Circus let you get more familiar with basic programming. You’ll leave the class with a strong understanding of programming fundamentals and insight into whether a career in tech is a fit for you.
Learn to code
Online Course: Codecademy
Codecademy offers free and paid membership plans to learn web development, programming and computer science, and data science.
Learn to code
Online Course: Coding Bootcamp
This paid coding and career prep bootcamp from Tech Elevator is designed to provide an efficient and high quality path to a career in tech.
Learn to code
Online Course: Build a Web App (no experience required)
This Learnlistt set of free online classes to build and launch a web app.
Learn to code
The Best Ways to Teach Yourself to Code
If you want to learn how to code, taking your first steps might seem overwhelming. These are some tips and resources to set you off on the right foot.
Learn to code
Online Course: MATLAB and Simulink Courses
These paid courses cover basic and advanced subjects on the computing environment, programming language, and simulation tools developed by Math Works.
Learn to code
80+ Ways to Learn to Code for Free in 2020
A list of more than 80 free online coding classes for every learning style, commitment level, and career.
Manufacturing labor transition
Taking the High Road: Strategies for a Fair EV Future
The auto industry is facing a new shift in technology with the proliferation of electric vehicles. This shift is an opportunity to reinvest in U.S. manufacturing and workers.
Mobility of the future
What’s Next? GM Predicts Jobs of the Future
GM employees of various experience levels and backgrounds see these as the Top 10 jobs of 2025.
Mobility of the future
Mobility of the Future
An MIT study team explores the major factors that will affect the evolution of personal mobility from 2020 to 2050.
Mobility of the future
Five trends transforming the Automotive Industry
The car of the future is electrified, autonomous, shared, connected, and yearly updated. These five trends are driving the transformation of the automotive industry.
Mobility of the future
The Future On Four Wheels - Change In The Automotive Business
The future of the automotive industry is being challenged and shaped by new competitors bringing fresh ideas from a wide range of industries and novel, powerful partnerships.
Mobility of the future
The Automotive Industry Gears Up To Navigate The New Normal
As the mobility industry begins to come back from the COVID-19 crisis, it will have to identify opportunities for future growth, rebuild strategy in response to the “new normal,” and navigate current economic challenges.
Mobility of the future
How it Works: The Computer Inside Your Car
A car’s electronics are known as the Controller Area Network (CAN). The system of wires and software protocols known as the CANbus allows data from all the sensors and computers to circulate around the car at all times.
Mobility of the future
How cars have become rolling computers
Computerization has revolutionized not only how cars work and how they're made, but how we view them – less mechanical devices and more electronic appliances.
Mobility of the future
Automotive production 2030: How the automotive revolution will impact production
The revolution in personal mobility will bring change to the way we use transportation in our daily lives. It will also have an impact on the design and function of assembly lines.
Mobility of the future
The Future of the Automotive Industry and Its Uncanny Parallel to the Tech Industry
Leading automotive companies are reacting to disruption and pursuing new strategies and tactics to transform themselves. Can they do it?
Mobility of the future
The Verge: Autonomous Cars
A collection of recent reporting from The Verge on the technology and policies that underpin the movement to build driverless cars.
Mobility of the future
Manufacturing labor transition
Over the next five years, major automakers worldwide are expected to spend more than $400 billion developing electric and automated cars. This means retooling factories, retraining workers and rebuilding a supply network.
Non-profit helping Detroit
Life Remodeled
Life Remodeled focuses on the intentional and equitable revitalization of Detroit neighborhoods distinguished by their significant need and radical hope.
Non-profit helping Detroit
Detroit Future City
Through the shared vision of the Strategic Framework, Detroit Future City is committed to advancing the quality of life for all Detroiters.
Non-profit helping Detroit
Ford Foundation
Non-profit helping Detroit
GM Social Impact
Re-training in new industries
Free Job Training Opportunities for Detroiters
The training programs offered by Detroit at Work, through its Preferred Provider training partners, are free to Detroiters who qualify.
Re-training in new industries
Career Paths in the Auto Industry
Take a deeper dive into high-demand careers in the auto industry and find a position that lets you do what you love.
Self-directed resources
MIT Open Courseware
MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available online, free of charge
Self-directed resources
Udemy
By connecting students all over the world to the best instructors, Udemy helps individuals reach their goals and pursue their dreams.
Self-directed resources
edX
edX increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere.
Self-directed resources
Coursera
Hundreds of free courses give you access to on-demand video lectures, homework exercises, and community discussion forums. Paid courses provide additional quizzes and projects as well as a shareable Course Certificate upon completion.
Unemployment
Detroit Regional Chamber: Unemployment Resources
The Detroit Regional Chamber has gathered information and unemployment resources.
Mobile Job Fair (Buses)
Request Detroit at Work
Workforce One is a self-contained resource center housed on a 46-foot bus. Detroit jobseekers can use the computers available inside.

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