May 25, 2016
Brent Snavely

The pace of partnerships between the automotive industry and Silicon Valley tech companies will continue to accelerate as the two industries work together to develop autonomous cars and reshape the automotive industry, Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford, said today during a keynote speech to kick off Detroit Startup Week.

"In Michigan and Detroit, we have more engineers here than any other state. We have a huge customer base here with (automakers) and tier one suppliers, and this should be mobility central. Not Silicon Valley. Not Austin, Texas. Not Boston."
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