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Techstars Mobility has partnered with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to bring 50 global startups to Detroit in January 2017 to showcase their innovative mobility technologies as part of AutoMobili-D, a dedicated startup expo.

This partnership is part of Techstars Mobility’s ongoing mission to connect the automotive and startup worlds by breaking down silos and forming partnerships.

The startups that will be participating come from all around the globe, including the U.S., Canada, Dubai, London and Portugal.

They will showcase a wide-range of technologies, ranging from artificial intelligence and machine learning, to autonomous and connected platforms, to infrastructure communications and security applications.

Out of the 50 participating startups, 19 are Techstars alumni.

Now in its 29th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, technologies, people and ideas that matter most – all from downtown Detroit, the heart of the automotive industry.

This is a pivotal time for the automotive industry, as tech and mobility are becoming more integrated. Through the AutoMobili-D showcase, this will be the first time an auto show will include a dedicated startup expo.

Techstars Mobility is the first North American accelerator focused on the future of transportation and mobility. Headquartered in downtown Detroit, Techstars Mobility has invested in 22 mobility startups from all around the world over the past 18 months. They are collectively valued at over $100 million.

Applications for Techstars Mobility 2017 program will be opening January 9th. Startups can apply here.

Here is a list of  the Techstars companies that will be attending:

acerta

Acerta Systems Analytics (Mobility ‘16) – an enterprise platform that uses machine learning to detect anomalies and predict failures in real time for vehicles coming off the assembly line or being driven.

algocian

Algocian (Mobility ‘16) – an edge computing platform that uses deep learning to make every camera smart.

backstitch

backstitch (Sprint ‘16)  – helps organizations to deliver more relevant, accessible, and actionable communications to employees, clients, and partners.

cdl

CDL Warrior / LoadRadar (Mobility ‘15) – a mobile first platform that connects truck drivers and small fleets to the supply chain.

classics

Classics&Exotics (Mobility ‘15) – a new marketplace that connects owners of unique vehicles to pre-screened, highly qualified renters, allowing them to offset the high cost of ownership.

donut

Donut Media (Mobility ‘16) – a digital media central for the next generation of automotive and motorsports enthusiasts.

drivespotter

Drive Spotter (Mobility ‘16) – a machine learning platform that trains human drivers and autonomous vehicles for enterprise fleets.

gokid

GoKid (Mobility ‘16) – a complete carpool solution for schools, teams and active families, helping parents to carpool with families they know and trust.

haas

HAAS Alert (Mobility ‘16) – the mobile vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) platform that delivers preemptive notifications to motorists, informing them of the road ahead.

hero

HERO App (Mobility ‘16) – a platform that reduces insurers’ liability from drunk driving by providing bars/restaurants with a mobile solution that incentivizes customers to get home safely

laaser

LaaSer (Atlanta ‘16) – solves the deadly problem that when you call 911 from a mobile device, they don’t know where you are.

lisnr

LISNR (R/GA ‘15) – an ultrasonic inaudible technology; a communication protocol that sends data over audio.

mydealerservice

My Dealer Service (Mobility ‘15) – empowers automotive service departments with mobile connectivity and workflow management, elevating efficiency and creating an unprecedented customer experience.

pitstop

Pitstop (Mobility ‘15) – a predictive maintenance platform that uses big data to detect vehicle issues before they happen.

polysync

PolySync (Ventures) – products and services that simplify and accelerate the development, testing, and deployment of self-driving cars.

revio

Revio (Mobility ‘15) – a telematics hardware platform that uses connected devices to make power sports safer and more secure.

spatial

Spatial (Mobility ‘16) – Artificial intelligence location platform and API that enables vehicles to answer location questions only a local would know using real time social data.

splt

SPLT (Mobility ‘15) – a company focused on moving people efficiently and sustainably in urban and suburban areas. Its team is devoted to improving mobility in cities and reducing our collective carbon footprint with innovative transportation solutions.

superdispatch

Super Dispatch (Sprint ‘16) – a platform that enables automotive logistics companies to eliminate paperwork, manage loads, drivers and billing all in one place.

teq

TEQ Charging, Inc. (IoT ‘16) – a company catalyzing the growth of the electric vehicle market by increasing the accessibility and affordability of charging infrastructure.


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Ted Serbinski
(@tedserbinski) Managing Director, Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit. Ted Serbinski is an entrepreneur and early stage investor operating at the intersection of Detroit’s automotive dominance and its entrepreneurial resurgence.