Jason Rzucidlo

 

More than 100 student teams competing at Shell Eco-Marathon in Detroit this weekend

TweetDETROIT — More than 100 student teams from across the country have descended in Detroit for the Shell Eco-Marathon. They are here to show off their ultra fuel efficient vehicles that they designed and built and of course, race them! Teams had two vehicle classes to choose from: prototype or urbanconcept. Three energy sources were available: battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell or internal combustion which includes compressed natural gas. Teams must complete 10 laps or 6 miles with a minimum average speed of 15 mph. The time requirement is 24Read More


WATCH: 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon Student Vehicle Builds @ Cobo Center

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center for the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon. More than 100 student vehicle teams from across the country have descended on Detroit. They are here to show off their ultra-fuel efficient vehicles that they designed, built and of course, race them! There are two vehicle classes to choose from: prototype and urban concept. Three energy sources are available: battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell or internal combustion which includes compressed natural gas. Teams must complete 10 laps or 6 miles with an average speed of 15 mph.Read More


25 Things I Learned from Social Media Superstar Jake Paul’s book “You Gotta Want It”

TweetJake Paul is a social media superstar. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Jake and his brother, Logan, rose to fame after posting funny videos on Vine. Shortly after, he gained millions of followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine. Then, he moved to Los Angeles to take on Hollywood. Look for him on the Disney Channel series “Bizaardvark.” Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @jakepaul; on Snapchat: jakepaul1; and on Facebook: jakepaul. I picked up a copy of his latest novel, “You Gotta Want It” at my localRead More


PHOTOS: “From Swing to Hip-Hop: A Photographic History of Music Performance at the University of Michigan”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial Celebration. In this gallery, look for photos from the exhibit “From Swing to Hip-Hop: A Photographic History of Music Performance at the University of Michigan” on display inside the Michigan Union. Music has always been an integral part of life in Ann Arbor and at the university. This exhibit explores how Wolverines and others have employed music for a range of purposes, from embracing a common creative past to fomenting political or artistic rebellion. The images are drawnRead More


U-M engineering students construct life-size Rubik’s Cube

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — Three University of Michigan mechanical engineering students built a giant 1,500-pound Rubik’s Cube. The life-size version of the popular toy is on display on the university’s North Campus. The idea was first proposed by a group of students on Pi Day (3.14) in 2014. Three years later, the cube is complete on the second floor of the G.G. Brown Building. “The original team was playing with a Rubik’s Cube trying to think of a senior design project,” said Ryan Kuhn, a mechanical engineering student at U-M.Read More


WATCH: U-M students build giant Rubik’s Cube (1,500 pounds!)

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan‘s North Campus. Three U-M Mechanical Engineering students are working on a giant 1,500-pound Rubik’s Cube. It will become a life-size version of the popular toy. The project began three years ago on Pi Day (3/14) in 2014. Now it is nearing completion inside the G.G. Brown Building. It was inspired by the giant cube on the university’s central campus near the Michigan Union. In this video, watch for interviews with U-M Mechanical Engineering students Ryan Kuhn and Jason Hoving, who areRead More


Smart headlights, rear-view camera mirrors top J.D. Power Tech Choice Study

TweetDETROIT — Smart headlights and rear-view camera mirrors are the most requested technologies that consumers would like to have in a future vehicle, according to a new J.D. Power study released on Tuesday. However, most consumers are still skeptical of self driving technologies. The findings were announced on Tuesday during an Automotive Press Association meeting inside the Detroit Athletic Club. The J.D. Power study took place online from January-February 2017. It is based upon more than 8,500 consumers who purchased or leased a new vehicle within the last five years.Read More


PHOTOS: Testing underway for Detroit’s new QLine streetcar

TweetDetroit’s new QLine (M-1 Rail) streetcar is undergoing testing before its big launch on May 12, 2017. Watch as the new light rail streetcar makes its way up and down Woodward Avenue in downtown and midtown Detroit. The line will make a 6.6-mile loop around Woodward Avenue. There are 20 stops between Grand Boulevard and Larned Street. Each ride will cost $1.50 when it opens for business on May 12. Streetcars will feature modern amenities air-conditioning, heat and come equipped with bike racks and Wi-Fi. Former WDIV-TV 4 Anchor CarmenRead More


WATCH: 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Auto Tech Choice Study results announced

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Athletic Club for a special meeting of the Automotive Press Association. Smart headlights and rear view camera mirrors are the most requested technologies that consumers would like to have in a future vehicle, according to the J.D. Power U.S. Auto Tech Choice study. However, most consumers are still skeptical of self-driving technology. In this video, watch for remarks from Dave Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power, and Kristin Kolodge, executive director of driver interaction & HMI research at J.D. Power.Read More


PHOTOS: “Constructing Gender: The Origins of Michigan’s Union and League”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the University of Michigan for their Bicentennial Celebration. A new exhibit at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, curated by the Bentley Historical Library, explores the origins of the Michigan Union and the Michigan League through an architectural lens, showing how their design reflected the era’s ideas about gender, morals, and coeducation. Constructing Gender: the Origins of Michigan’s Union and League, running January January 28 – May 7, 2017, looks not only at how brothers (and U-M alumni) Irving K. and Allen Pond meticulouslyRead More