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Aug. 25 at 11 a.m.

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nine people are killed by distracted driving accidents in the United States every day, and taking your eyes off the road for only two seconds doubles the chance for a collision. The Kiefer Foundation is tackling the problem head on, campaigning to end distracted driving and all associated traffic deaths and injuries with its “Just Drive” initiative.

Join MICHauto on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. for Town Hall: The Push to End Distracted Driving in Michigan to hear more about the Kiefer Foundation’s work and the push for hands-free driving legislation in Michigan. Hear from Steven Kiefer, chairman of the Kiefer Foundation, Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham), and Jennifer Smith, chief executive officer and co-founder of, on why now is the time for Michigan to pass House Bills 4277, 4278, and 4279 to protect Michigan drivers. The conversation will be moderated by Glenn Stevens Jr., executive director of MICHauto.

Annual MICHauto Events

The energy in Michigan is electric and MICHauto is convening leaders across the state from OEMs, suppliers and stakeholder businesses to promote, retain and grow Michigan’s most valuable industry.


State of Automobility

The 2021 State of Automobility provided a timely update on Michigan’s only automotive cluster association’s plans for the upcoming year, offered insight on the future of the automotive and mobility industry, and explored areas where stakeholders can work together to improve and create opportunities. Read more from the event. 

Capitol Conversations

Capitol Conversations: Automotive Impact virtual sessions brings together top automotive executives to meet with legislators for two weeks of digital meetings. Automotive leaders have the opportunity to discuss issues that are critically impacting their companies’ growth, worker safety, and the overall economic health of the industry. Reminiscent of MICHauto’s annual Automobility Day at the Capitol, the Capitol Conversations aims to foster collaboration between industry leaders and the state government. Read the 2020 recap here.

2020 MICHauto Summit: Leading the Global Mobility Revolution

On Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the College for Creative Studies – Taubman Center, the 2020 MICHauto Summit gathered industry leaders and stakeholders to address key industry issues, provided program updates, and released MICHauto’s latest edition of the Michigan is Automobility report. Read 2020 recaps here. 

Automobility Day At The Capitol

Investors educate lawmakers on industry innovation occurring in Michigan. Read the 2019 recap here. 

Mackinac Policy Conference

The Chamber has announced new dates for the 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference, Monday, Sept. 20 to Thursday, Sept. 23. The Chamber made this decision in anticipation of Michigan’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the viability of bringing more than 1,500 business, government, and civic leaders to Mackinac Island for the 2021 event. Read the 2019 recap here. 

MICHauto On The Island

Private convening of automotive CEOs during the Mackinac Policy Conference. Read the 2019 recap here. 

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