Detroit Startup Inventev Makes Its Third Appearance at the NAIAS
January 14, 2019
DETROIT, (January 14, 2019) --Inventev, the Detroit-based startup with patented technology providing electrification solutions plus mobility and advisory services is making its third appearance, Jan. 14-17th, during the preview days of the 2019 North American International Auto Show. As part of the NAIAS' AutoMobili-D (presented by PlanetM) showcase, Inventev is highlighting technology for medium duty truck electrification, including mobile power-generation for vehicle export and the intent to support mobility development and testing through a facility in the City of Detroit.
Advisory Services. Along with its core technology, Inventev offers its wealth of experience in the form of advisory services. Some of the categories they offer are program management, partnership integrations, supply chain development/quality, vehicle and subsystem product development, and manufacturing strategy. Inventev is announcing expansion of advisory services through initiation of a network of later-career subject matter experts.
Dave Stenson, former executive at General Motors and now Inventev's founder and CEO, said ”many industry experts are currently ‘retiring’ from their long-term employers but not yet ready to stop working. I’ve heard many times ‘I just want to do something for another 2 or 3 years, then (maybe) fully retire.’ These are highly experienced people with expertise of value to many potential clients. We want to help them transition to this work by taking some of the uncertainty out of the process.”
Core Technology. As a past recipient of a U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E “IDEAS” grant, Inventev’s optimized power generating feature was recognized by DOE as having merit to further explore. The patented technology combines the “Drive Electric” of a plug-in hybrid system, the “Work Electric” mode for job-site electro-mechanical accessories without idling diesel engines and the “Generate Electric” capability for substantial power generation to provide relief to customers during storm or other grid outages.
Mobility Services/DAVIC. Inventev also still has in its sights a concept called the Detroit Advanced Vehicle Integration Center (DAVIC) that will enable a flexible urban proving ground inside the City of Detroit. DAVIC aims to provide mobility services in support of established or startup companies. The facility will allow teams to physically test software concepts/apps and select hardware in an on-road urban environment…in essence providing a secure technical “base camp” within the city.
About AutoMobili-D. AutoMobili-D features brands ranging from automakers, to suppliers, to tech startups as well as universities and government organizations. The PlanetM unit of Michigan Economic Development Corporation is a significant partner for the event, supporting the mobility sector as the, “global epicenter for future transportation.”